The Providers site in Longford is to become an innovation hub

The decision of Longford County Council to purchase a landmark building in the town has been described as ‘brave’ by one senior local authority figure.

The Providers site on the town’s main street is set to become an innovation hub in 2018 thanks to a significant government investment of €400,000 announced in December while the county council is also set to invest upwards of €200k in the flagship project.

Director of Services Barbara Heslin claims the decision for the Council to go ahead with the ambitious project of creating a unique working space in the heart of Longford town shows that there is investment being generated in the county.

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She told Shannonside FM that it should become a very exciting project in the next 12 months