The welcome decision by An Bord Pleanála to uphold the planning permission, granted by Longford County Council, for Center Parcs Longford Forest, is generating a ripple effect. ORS, an Irish firm of engineers and construction specialists, will employ a further 15 people as a direct result of the project.
ORS has played an integral part in guiding Center Parcs through the complex planning process. This major tourism attraction will employ over 1,000 people during construction once opened in 2019. ORS will work with the Center Parcs team during the construction period to completion.
Commenting on the project, ORS Managing Director, John Brennan, said “This project has been very exciting for our office. We have been steadily working with the Center Parcs team to successfully push the planning permission forward. We will now turn our attention to the detailed design and construction phase.” He continued “Due to the volume of work, we will be recruiting up to 15 people in the areas of civil and structural engineering, health and safety, fire safety and energy management.”
Brennan continued “We are delighted to work with a company such as Center Parcs. From the outset they have been very transparent with the local community in their plans for this area of Ballymahon. They are the experts at what they do and this is reflected in their approach to the project so far.” He continued “ We believe the final product will be one of the best tourism offerings for this region of Ireland and will attract new national visitors to the area. ORS want to be associated with significant projects that will have a lasting, positive effect for the region.”
Brennan concluded “We are a nationwide firm with the engine of our business running in the midlands. ORS is very proud to be part of the development of the region and can see the positive effect it will have on the economy.”