Diageo to extend Guinness Brewery

By Mark Wingett

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Diageo is set to apply for planning permission to expand its St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin as part of a proposed Eu100m (£84m) investment.

The proposed application would feature a new Guinness brewhouse on its current 55-acre site. If successful work would start in the first half of next year, with completion set for 2013.

The redevelopment is thought to be one of the options under consideration for Diageo’s European brewing operations, but places a further question mark over the future of plans to open a “super brewery” in Co.Kildare.

It is also not clear what the implications of extending the brewing facilities at St James’s Gate would have on the company’s other breweries in Dundalk and Kilkenney.

In 2009, the group announced plans for a Eu650m overhaul of its brewing facilities in Ireland, which included the closing of these two long-established breweries by the end of 2012.

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