Multi-million Euro investment major boost to town.
The community of Gorey is set to benefit from the development of a new Tesco store on lands adjacent to the monument. The sod was turned on the site today (Friday 5th October) by Senator Michael D’Arcy at 1pm. This major construction project is in excess of 80,000sq ft. During the construction phase and when the store is opened, there will be a significant jobs boost to the local area.
Pictured (left to right) at the sod turning with Michael is Anthony Neville (developer) and Eamonn Mooney.
The new store will be significantly larger than the existing store. There will be a requirement for additional staff as a result of the larger premises. The construction project will provide a much needed boost to those who were involved in the hard pressed construction sector in County Wexford.. This project, in conjunction with the building of the remainder of the inner relief road between the Avenue and the monument past the exiting Dunnes Stores site will help alleviate traffic volumes in the town.
Senator Michael D’Arcy speaking at the sod turning congratulated the developers Niralcy Ltd and wished them well with their project. Senator D’Arcy also welcomed the boost that this construction project will have for the economy of North Wexford. The vote of confidence to invest in these difficult economic times indicates North Wexford will continue to grow now and in the future. Sustainable development requires an upgrade to the Tesco facilities and this is now happening. Many doubted this would occur at all, but I am delighted work has started.
This development will be another vital step in the continued enhancement of Gorey as a shopping destination.
Indeed this development is a key component of the emerging dynamic between Civic offices, Gorey shopping centre and the main street area. It is critical that the main street area must continue to evolve and I am calling on Wexford County Council to prioritise the development of the main street. In fact I would suggest that the development levies generated by this development would be ring fenced for new developments in Gorey.