Lawlor Burns & Associates recently provided our Cost Management and Quantity Surveyor services on the fast tracked IDA supported Wasdell Group pharmaceuticals packaging plant in Dundalk. The Lawlor Burns & Associates team was led by Brian O’ Sullivan who worked diligently to bring our quantity surveyor services and the project to the clients budget. The project team was led by Neil Fanning of OCA Architects. We would like to congratulate Neil on a fantastic project which was completed within a very tight program.
The Wasdell Group pharmaceuticals packaging plant has been been built in the IDA Dundalk Science and Technology Park in Mullagharlin, Dundalk and the facility is Wasdell’s first plant outside of the UK.
The new packaging facility will enable Wasdell to serve customers in the European pharmaceutical industry. It will carry out drug testing, production of primary and secondary packaging, and distribution in Europe and international markets. The project is backed by the Irish Government and is expected to generate 300 jobs.
The location has various transport connections for product shipment, being within one hour’s journey from Dublin and Belfast via the motorway. In addition, it is around a 70 minute journey from the site to Belfast City and Belfast International airports.
The site is also close to four deep water ports located within a one-hour drive. It is also well-connected by rail links to Dublin and Belfast. The Irish plant is currently occupying 2.88 hectares. Wasdell holds land options to expand the site by another 2.68 hectares.
The site houses a 70,000ft² packaging plant, including 12 production suites. It also includes quality control (QC) import testing facilities, state-of-the-art packaging technologies, and storage and distribution facilities.
Included below is a time lapse video of the project.