Topaz has announced details of a €3 million investment in its service station at Dublin Airport. The upgrade will transform the station into one of the most modern and best equipped in the country, including live Departure/Arrival information.
Work on the new 100 sq m flagship site will begin later this month and is expected to be completed by September. About 100 jobs will be created during the construction phase while 20 people will be employed full-time once the 24/7 service station is fully operational.
Paul Candon, Topaz Marketing and Corporate Services Director, said the company wanted to give customers, especially visitors to Ireland, a 5-star service. “Nineteen million people travelled through Dublin airport last year – that’s over 50,000 a day – and not surprisingly our site there is one of the busiest in the country. We are renowned for our friendly and professional service but we also want to provide the most modern facilities in comfortable surroundings.”
“The investment by Topaz will revolutionise the forecourt offer at Dublin Airport and provide a much improved product,” said Hugh Madden, Dublin Airport Authority’s Head of Commercial Revenue.
The new Topaz site will feature live Departure/Arrival information, which will be very useful for travellers. It will also have a cafe, hot food deli, wi-fi Internet access, electric vehicle charger, car wash and a pay at pump facility.
“Whether customers are having the first retail experience of their visit to Ireland or leaving our shores, Topaz wants to ensure it’s a hugely positive experience,” added Paul Candon. “The facilities at Dublin Airport are improving all the time and this investment shows our commitment to enhancing the customer’s experience.”
The new Topaz facility will be used not just by the travelling public, but also by the 15,000 people who work at the Dublin Airport campus. “Dublin Airport has a significant permanent population employed by DAA, our airline customers, car hire firms, aircraft maintenance businesses, hotels and a host of other ancillary activities and this new service station will be an excellent addition to the facilities onsite,” added Hugh Madden.
DAA and Topaz have been working closely together on the planned revamp of the service station since Topaz was awarded the 15-year contract to operate the facility 14 months ago.