– 200 New Jobs and 800 construction jobs to be created over four years

-  Planning permission to be sought for the construction of a 20,000 sq. metre new biologics manufacturing facility in Blanchardstown
-  “One of the largest investments in healthcare in the history of the Irish state”

11/5/2015, Dublin, Ireland: Alexion Pharmaceuticals today announced plans to significantly expand its operations in Ireland by constructing the Company’s first ever biologics manufacturing facility outside the United States. This €450 million, four-year project, which will be constructed at Alexion’s College Park site in Blanchardstown, is expected to create approximately 200 additional full-time jobs on completion, which will bring Alexion’s total workforce in Ireland to almost 500 employees.

Since first entering Ireland in 2013, Alexion has invested €130 million in two facilities – a vial fill-finish facility in Athlone and a Global Supply Chain facility at College Park. Phase 1 of the College Park facility, comprising Global Supply Chain HQ, laboratories, packaging and warehousing operations is expected to be operational by year-end. Approximately 560 construction workers are involved in the development of the current Athlone and College Park projects, and the planned expansion of College Park will also create over 800 construction jobs.

Alexion has worked closely with the Department of Jobs and IDA Ireland on the development of its operations in Ireland.

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