It was announced in Los Angeles that the largest film & TV studio in Ireland is to start construction in Greystones. The first section, 7 stages & offices will be open mid 2024. Overall it will have 670,000 sq. ft. and employ over 1,000 people on the 44 acres.
‘I welcome this announcement as the town has the lowest number of local jobs of any place in Wicklow and this will help reduce the need for commuting. The site is central with good connections to DART, bus, road and cycle lanes. I will be sorry to see the green fields, near the centre of the town, go but they had a good landscape plan as part of the planning permission from 2021’ said Cllr Derek Mitchell.
The site was owned by the IDA for 30 years and there were various proposal, including a microchip factory, but these came to nothing.