We’ve completed the extension of our Swords Airside store

Friday 21st August, 2020

We have completed the €2.7 million expansion of our Swords Airside store adding new services for customers in the North Dublin area. Joining the state-of-the-art store, our customers can now avail of the much sought after F&F clothing range as well as a new dedicated Tesco Mobile phone-shop.

Originally opened in May 2017, the Airside Retail Park store is already a hive of activity, employing 85 colleagues many from the local area. The expansion has seen this investment bring the total footprint to over 28,000 square feet with the 229 free car parking spaces including a dedicated electric car charging point and a Click & Collect service.

Commenting, Geoff Byrne, our Chief Operating Officer, “We are delighted to have completed the expansion works on our Swords Airside store. Our customers in Swords and the surrounding North Dublin area have welcomed these new services and the store into its community, which opened just three years ago.

We’re very thankful to our colleagues and customers for their patience and support as we all worked to respond to Covid-19, all the time reviewing operations to introduce measures to protect health and safety in line with public health advice. Customers can now enjoy new services like F&F and Tesco Mobile knowing that they can continue to shop these added services, safely”.

As part of our food surplus distribution programme, in partnership with FoodCloud, the Airside store has donated over 6,500 meals to local causes such as Addiction Recovery Ireland, Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge and Dublin Simon Community.

Through the Tesco Community Fund, Swords Airside has donated over €20,000, most recently supporting causes helping those most vulnerable in communities during Covid-19. Causes include Swords Meals on Wheels, Arc Cancer Support, Diabetes Ireland and Women’s Aid.

Many of the local produce growers who supply us hail from the adjoining agriculture communities of the Swords area including Lusk locals Country Crest (potatoes and onions) from Rathmooney, Lusk; Dessie Farrell (parsnip and Brian Weldon, (cauliflower) while the Foley Brothers and Alan Kelly (tomatoes) supply from Rush Co. Dublin with David Rogers (onions) from Ballyboughal, Co. Dublin.

Geoff Byrne, our Chief Operating Officer, and Tony Pannu, Store Manager, Swords