Sneak preview of Center Parcs site shows enormity of project

The first photos of the €233 million construction site at the Center Parcs project at Newcastle Wood have been revealed, showing the enormity of the project.

The location will be Ireland’s first Center Parcs forest resort and will employ up to 1,000 people in the Midlands.

Speaking at the reveal, Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs, said “ we are now at full steam ahead on the build to deliver Ireland’s first Center Parcs resort here in County Longford. We are thrilled to be working with two fantastic Irish contractors – Roadbridge and Sisk – to deliver our unique short break experience for families across Ireland”.

Mr Dalby hopes this area will create countless treasured memories of fun and nature for all those who decide to take a break in the Center Parcs once it is complete.

“We now have 700 workers on site and spending levels on the construction project have reached one million euro per week. We’re delighted to recently announce the awarding of supplier contracts worth one million euro to the family business Briody beds in Westmeath and Java Republic,” commented Mr Dalby.

When operational, Center Parcs Longford Forest will employ up to 1,000 people in permanent jobs, with the majority of employees likely to live locally in the midlands of Ireland.

Center Parcs will add approximately €32 million to Irish GDP per annum and one billion euro over the next 20 years which will have a transformative impact on the midlands economy in particular.

The resort will cater for up to 2,500 guests and will boast up to 466 lodges and 30 apartments, designed with families and the environment in mind. There will be more than 100 indoor and outdoor activities, a luxury spa, a range of restaurants, cafés and shops and the popular subtropical swimming paradise with water rides and fun for all ages.

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