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Center Parcs announces first non-construction contract for Longford Forest

Press release   •   Dec 12, 2017 09:00 GMT

Center Parcs has today announced its first non–construction contract for Longford Forest. Fagan Office Supplies, based in Mullingar, have been chosen as the office furniture supplier for the site.

Head of Procurement for Center Parcs, Martyn Smyth, said: "Where possible Center Parcs are committed to using local suppliers and have already engaged with over 300 local companies following a ‘Meet the Buyers’ event earlier this year. This, along with directly creating over 1,000 jobs, will have a transformative effect on the local economy."

Center Parcs' Category Manager, Samantha Steed, said of the announcement: "We are extremely excited to be moving forward with the procurement process and to start welcoming local suppliers on board. Fagan Office Supplies really impressed us with their tender and we would like to extend our congratulations to Pat and the team."

Pat Fagan, of Fagan Office Supplies, said: "Fagan Office Supplies are delighted to win the contract for Office Furniture for Center Parcs Ireland. Center Parcs are going to be a massive boost for employment in the Midlands. It will also help us to secure and expand our employment."

Center Parcs Longford Forest is due to open in 2019. Once open and operational, the €233m forest resort will employ approximately 1,000 people and will have capacity for up to 2,500 guests. Center Parcs estimates that, when operational, the resort would add approximately €32 million to Irish GDP per annum.

Our vision to bring new and unique family breaks to Ireland is now becoming a reality, with Longford Forest set to open its doors in summer 2019. Our forest resort, at just under 400 acres in Longford Forest will include 470 luxury lodges and 30 stylish apartments which will accommodate up to 2,500 guests in a safe, peaceful, and car-free environment. Our guests will be able to enjoy more than 100 family activities – both indoors and out – a range of restaurants and shops, and our famous Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which will be Ireland’s biggest and most impressive water park ever. Something to do for everyone in the family, whatever the weather. With miles of beautiful forest to explore, guests will choose how to spend their time – filled with activities or simply taking life slowly and soaking up the beautiful surroundings.