13 Aug 2022

'The site isn't attractive,' concerns expressed over future of former Braun plant in Carlow

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The old Braun site in Carlow

"The site isn't attractive," Cllr Fergal Browne has expressed his concerns over the future of the former Braun site in Carlow Town and has asked what could be done with the facility. 

The former site of the German manufacturing plant was closed in 2009 but at one stage, it was the biggest employer in Carlow with 1,400 workers.

It was bought by Sean Gallagher's firm, Clyde Real Estate, in 2015 and has warehouse, office and manufacturing space of over 230,000 sq.ft. 

Cllr Browne was speaking at this month's meeting of Carlow County Council and said he had been hearing "different stories" as to what was going to happen with the site which included taking the stores down.  

"The site isn't attractive (for investors)," but he added that there's a state-of-the-art storage facility in there.

He mooted that part of the facility could be demolished as part of an extension of St Mary's Cemetery.

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