30/06/2015

Sale Process For Shackleton Begins

The sale process for Shackleton, the former military base at Ballykelly, has started.

The First Minister and deputy First Minister welcomed the news and said it presents a "unique opportunity for investors to maximise the site's potential".

First Minister Peter Robinson said: "This site is a significant asset and we must through this sale maximise the benefits so it can deliver not just to Ballykelly but all the people of the North West."

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said: "The Shackleton site is one of massive potential. We are determined it will create and sustain jobs in the area and deliver a range of short and long term economic benefits for the people of the North West.

"Potential purchasers of the Shackleton site will need to clearly demonstrate how their plans will not just create jobs but deliver community and environmental benefits. With DARD's headquarter relocation plans well underway, it is an exciting time for Ballykelly and the North West."

Lambert Smith Hampton is marketing the site on behalf of OFMDFM.

(CD/JP)

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