Significant progress has been made in a major Leitrim regeneration project according to the local authority.
The former MBNA building in Carrick on Shannon is currently undergoing work to transform it into a major enterprise hub. The purchase of the substantial building by Leitrim County Council was completed in recent weeks at a cost of close to 7 million euro, with the over all investment totaling 9 million euro.
Over 22,000 square feet of the building is being redeveloped into co-working spaces, office accommodation and an event space, with two companies recently occupying newly revamped offices.The campus is also currently home to 200 Avant Money employees, based in part of the well known structure.
Director of Services and Deputy Executive of Leitrim County Council, Joseph Gilhooly, says many of the projects short term goals have already been met.
'So currently we have developed five units of fifteen hundred, to two and a half thousand square feet, each, to satisfy quite a strong local market in relation to businesses who need step-up, or greater work space from their current facility.
We are delighted to have on board two new companies who have started operations on the campus since we became owners.
Equally the campus has quite a number of additional attractions that we are able to now bring to the market as well, to support those companies who come to work out of our building.'