We are pleased to announce that planning permission has recently been granted for the new Center Parcs holiday village in County Longford, Ireland. Edmond Shipway will act as Project Manager, Cost Consultant and M&E Consultant on the largest scheme of its type in Europe.
The new holiday village has been designed to be concealed within a 395 acre site at Newcastle Wood near Ballymahon, and will bring together all the high quality features for which Center Parcs is renowned. These include 470 lodges and 30 apartments, a Subtropical Swimming Paradise, Aqua Sana Spa, shops restaurants and cafés as well as more than 100 leisure activities.
The development is also expected to provide a boost to the local economy by creating 750 jobs during the construction phase and up to 1,000 permanent jobs when operational. It is estimated that the new site will add €32 million (£25 million) to Irish gross domestic product (GDP) per annum, and around €1 billion (£775 million) over the next 20 years, making it the biggest private tourism development in the state.
David Stevenson, our Managing Director said; “I am delighted Center Parcs has received planning permission for its first venture outside the UK, having been given the opportunity to lead the design team in preparing what was a complex application. We all look forward to seeing work get underway.”