Keep up with Armagh i

New shop and industrial units earmarked at former Keady factory site

Papers indicate 11 new jobs on site if the application is approved

A mixed use development of industrial units and a shop is being planned for Keady.

A total of 10 new enterprises could feature if the proposals are given the go-ahead.

The site in question is at Clay Road – beside Lir Fold – where there are already existing business units.

The new application – submitted by Glenvale Property Ltd – would increase the offering on site.

It would include five units earmarked for storage and distribution and four for what is described as ‘light industrial’ purposes.

The development also includes a shop, as well as associated site works.

The site in question is described as consisting of a “former factory and commercial units”.

Papers submitted with the application indicate an additional 11 staff on site if planning approval for the new-build is granted.

The five storage and distribution units would each be 86 sq metres and the light industrial units would comprise two at 96.5 sq metres and another two stretching to 120 sq metres. All have their own toilet facilities.

The shop is a smaller unit of just 47 sq metres and also includes toilet provision and staff area.

A statement from the architect to planners indicate that there is already 61 parking spaces across the entire site to “serve the existing and proposed businesses”.

Expected opening hours of any new businesses would be 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 5pm on Saturdays.

An application has been submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and is due to be publicly advertised this week.

A decision will follow in due course.

Sign Up To Our Newsletter

Most read today

More in Keady