Edmond Shipway appointed to Center Parcs’ Longford Forest expansion

Construction consultancy Edmond Shipway has been appointed to provide project management, cost consultancy and mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy services for the proposed €85m expansion of Center Parcs’ Longford Forest resort.

Building on the success of the resort since opening in July 2019, Center Parcs has recently announced its intention to submit a planning application for a significant investment to further develop its Longford Forest resort, which is set in around 400 acres of woodland located five kilometres from Ballymahon.

The plans include the addition of 200 new lodges, including four Treehouses. Hidden within the forest, each Treehouse sleeps up to eight people and includes a games den, outdoor hot tub, private parking, and a dedicated Treehouse Host for the duration of the break.

Alongside increasing the number of lodges, the development also proposes to extend existing facilities, including leisure facilities, restaurants and cafes, back of house facilities, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and Aqua Sana Spa. 

The development, which will remain within the existing site boundary, is set to create 250 permanent jobs, along with a further 300 jobs during construction.

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