27/02/2002

£10m investment for Ulster factory outlet 'village'

Ulster's first factory outlet 'village', The Linen Green has announced the creation of 500 full and part-time jobs as a result of a £10 million investment in its "leisure" shopping complex.

Located at Moygashel, near Dungannon the investment aims to attract more high-fashion names such as Paul Costelloe, Ramsey, Anne Storey and Panache Shoes to the development.

Negotiations are currently ongoing with a number of multi-million retailers and manufacturers who are seeking factory outlet space in Northern Ireland.

The new investment will add another 75,000 sq ft of factory outlet space to the current 30,000 sq ft layout, as well as a children's play area, 600 space car park and a combined Art Gallery / Tourist Information Centre.

The Linen Green is a small factory outlet village built on the site of a former linen mill. Originally opened in October 2000, this is the site's second development following phase one which adopted many of the original architectural features and materials. Work will begin shortly on the second phase. (MB)

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