Ireland's first Center Parcs resort will cater for 2,500 guests, in 466 luxury lodges and 30 apartments, with over 100 on-site activities. Longford Forest in Newcastle Wood near Ballymahon ,Co. Longford, is set to open in summer 2019. More than 100 indoor and outdoor activities will be on offer, as well as the sub-tropical swimming paradise with water rides, a luxury spa and a range of restaurants, cafes and shops.
Center Parcs CEO, Martin Dalby stated:
“We now have 700 workers on site and spend levels on the construction project have reached €1million per week.
“We’re delighted to recently announce the awarding of supplier contracts worth €1million to family business Briody beds in Westmeath and Java Republic who will be our bespoke tea and coffee supplier.”
“We are now at full steam ahead on the build to deliver Ireland’s first Center Parcs resort here in County Longford."
"Seeing the lodges sprout up amongst the trees and our Subtropical Swimming Paradise take shape here in Newcastle Wood is truly a sight to behold."
Work began on the 395-acre site in 2016, and the company says it will employ up to 1,000 in permanent jobs when it opens next year - adding around €32 million to Irish GDP per annum and €1 billion over the next 20 years.