Sunday 17 December 2017

Roadbridge first for Center Parcs contract

Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs, holds a model of the proposed plans Photo: Jason Clarke
Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs, holds a model of the proposed plans Photo: Jason Clarke

Sean Duffy

Roadbridge Civil Engineering and Building Contractors has been awarded the first major contract on the €233m Center Parcs development in Longford.

It is expected that around 750 jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project.

The new holiday village development will comprise 500 lodges with access to more than 100 indoor and outdoor activities. Center Parcs expects to employ 1,000 people in permanent positions once development is completed.

"This represents another significant milestone for Center Parcs in Ireland and I am really excited about commencing the construction phase of our project," said Martin Dalby, ceo of Center Parcs.

"The team at Roadbridge submitted an extremely credible and competitive tender for this contract and I am looking forward to working with them over the coming months," Mr Dalby added.

The development plan also includes a spa, a range of restaurants and cafés as well a "subtropical swimming paradise" that will contain water rides that are suitable for all ages.

Managing director of Roadbridge Conor Gilligan emphasised the transformative impact the development could have on the area. "Roadbridge is delighted to be awarded this very significant contract with Center Parcs and recognises the importance of this project to all concerned, in particular the people of Longford and surrounding region," he said.

Limerick-based Roadbridge was founded in 1967 and has established itself as one of Ireland's largest contractors, with around 620 staff worldwide.

Irish Independent

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