10/05/2010

Derry Sainsbury's Plan To Boost Jobs

There's to be a major infrastructure investment in the North West.

Full details of a plan for a huge development in Londonderry have now been lodged with the Planning Service.

The applicant, GSB Guernsey Trading Limited, which is part of the Orana Group, proposes to site the new developments on vacant land adjacent to Lisneal College.
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The proposals for the 56-acre site involve two applications - one for a Sainsbury's store and a petrol station and a second for a 'mixed use' development.

Hundreds of jobs both in the building project and after completion are expected to be to created with the potential to rise to more than 2,000 jobs.

A six-screen cinema, a Premier Inn Hotel, several multistorey office blocks, a three storey healthcare facility, residential property, and about 800 parking spaces are also being mooted.

The Orana Group also revealed recently that it has similar multimillion pound plans for both Bridgend and Strabane.

(BMcC/GK)

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