Center Parcs on target for summer opening as FastHouse complete lodges scheme
IRELAND'S first-ever Center Parcs holiday complex is on target to open this summer - due in part to a major construction phase being completed by a Limavady firm.
FastHouse, part of the Kevin Lagan group of companies, has supplied and installed 466 timber lodge frames at the new 400-acre Longford Center Parcs, a €233 million investment which its owners claim will introduce a holiday experience never before seen in Ireland.
And just four months out from its opening, it has emerged that a number of Northern Ireland firms have secured lucrative supply contracts at the village.
Among them, Henderson Foodservice will be supplying the ambient food while the frozen food contract has been awarded to Lynas Foodservice in Coleraine.
Center Parcs Longford Forest will offer 466 lodges and 30 apartments to accommodate 2,500 guests.
The activity resort will provide guests with a choice of more than 100 indoor and outdoor family activities, including subtropical swimming paradise, along with an extensive range of restaurants, cafés and retail outlets.
During its construction phase Center Parcs Longford Forest has created 750 jobs, and once permanently established, it will provide a €32 million annual boost to the economy.
FastHouse, based on Downland Road in Limavady, was awarded the deal to build the lodges by Ireland's largest building company John Sisk & Son, the main contractor on the scheme.
An innovative manufacturer of modular timber frame systems, FastHouse has seen considerable growth since inception in 2016, and its workforce has risen substantially in response to increasing demand for its products, notably in the residential housing market.