New gasline for Centre Parcs by Christmas

The CEO of Center Parcs is hopeful that work on bringing gas to their Longford forest project will begin this side of Christmas.

Martin Dalby and other senior Center Parcs executives held the third of their community forum gatherings with locals in Ballymahon last night, at which updates on the project were announced.

Over 110 workers are currently on site everyday setting the foundations for the project while the contracts for the construction of the lodges and central buildings are due to be signed shortly, with construction to begin in January.

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It had been speculated that an agreed gas pipeline for the €230million project would not be completed in time for its scheduled opening in 2019 and a temporary gas solution might be required.

However, speaking to Shannonside FM, Martin Dalby explained they will have a fully functioning gas pipeline for the Longford Forest opening date :