Work is set to begin on a €74million ‘super’ depot for Dublin City Council in Ballymun as soon as current Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
The local authority confirmed construction of the North City Operations Depot will commence shortly and is expected to take at least 19 months.
The muti-purpose facility in D11 will free up 16 existing depots, and create space for a potential 750 housing units.
In a statement, the local authority said: “The depot site, which is directly opposite IKEA in Ballymun, is owned by Dublin City Council and was selected for a number of reasons including its accessibility to a good road network, appropriate zoning for depot use and it is a site designated for redevelopment in the Ballymun Local Area Plan.”
The development will include workshops for welding, painting, electrical, carpentry and fleet workshops as well as signage and fleet branding unit.
“The yard area is divided into various zones including designated spaces for larger vehicles, a waste compaction area, vehicle wash area and equipment storage areas,” the council says.
“The depot includes a large salt barn with capacity for 1200 tonnes of salt.”
It is understood a civic amenity recycling centre will be installed beside the depot, which will be open to the public in early 2023.
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