Sports retailer Life Style Sports will occupy a new 20 million euro distribution center developed by the real estate group Iput in the Aerodrome Business Park, west of Dublin.
The center, which is located on a 5.7-acre site near the N7, will be the first fully carbon neutral distribution facility of its kind in Ireland.
It includes renewable energy elements including natural and LED lighting, rainwater harvesting, electric car charging and energy consumption monitors for Life Style Sports, which employs more than 800 people.
The company currently operates 44 retail units across Ireland.
He said he would keep the same number of full-time employees after the distribution center opens, using cutting-edge technology, including 100 robots to operate the facility.
“Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult for all retailers, but this new distribution center is the dawn of a new era for the brand, and we are extremely excited about the sustainability and capabilities operational that it will give us to grow for both. our offering in store and online, ”said Mark Stafford, Managing Director of Life Style Sports.
Michael Clarke, Chief Investment Officer of Iput, said: “As the largest owner of logistics space in Dublin, our ambition is to develop exceptional buildings that set new standards in design and sustainability in order to attract the best occupants in their category.
“The Aerodrome Business Park facility is a carbon neutral and environmentally friendly development that sets a new standard for logistics facilities in Ireland,” he said.