DHL Express Distribution Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin

DHL Express Distribution Centre


Rohan Holdings & DHL

Project Manager

Rohan Holdings



Quantity Surveyor

Kane Crowe Kavanagh

Civil & Structural Engineer


Services Engineer

B.Geraghty Associates


11 Months




DHL is a leading global distributor and in 2008 they decided to move to a new 5.3 acre site where a state of the art distribution facility was purpose built. The premises is located in Dublin Airport Logistic Park on St. Margaret’s Road, Dublin 11.

The warehouse facility is circa 14,000m2 and incorporates 52 dock loading bays and 118 van doors. Other features include ancillary office accommodation which comprises of a two storey block with various internal supplementary accommodation. Facility operations are also conducted within this new development.

The building consists of a steel framed metal clad structure incorporating an “FM2 Special” floor slab finish. Internally the works included the installation of a fully automated Conveyor Sorting System. The total floor area including, warehouse (12,750m²), offices (1,404m²) and yard (25,604m²) is 40,000m2.