Planning approved for Alexion Monksland development

Roscommon County Council has approved Alexion Ireland’s planning application to construct a new biologics manufacturing facility at the Monksland site in Athlone. This will result in the creation of an additional 50 new jobs locally.

Grainne McAleese, general manager at Alexion Ireland, said: “Alexion is pleased that Roscommon County Council has approved our planning application to construct a new biologics manufacturing facility at our Monksland site.

“This is an important first step in the construction of this new facility, further to announcing the additional €100 million investment in our Athlone operations in July. The new facility will result in the creation of an additional 50 new jobs locally, more than doubling our existing workforce here.

“Alexion has been located in Athlone since 2014 and we are committed to growing our presence in the area. We are extremely proud of the work we do here, developing and delivering life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening rare diseases, while also providing highly skilled jobs and investment to the Midlands region.”

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