Ambitious £2.5M development plans for health centre

A MAJOR £2.5 million development aimed at creating 125 new jobs has been earmarked for the former Omagh Health Centre site.

The Ulster Herald can reveal that the Mountjoy Road premises is set to be transformed into an Enterprise and Innovation Hub to accommodate up to 30 businesses.

It is hoped that the proposal will also act as a centre of excellence and entrepreneurship for students and teachers who are based in the Strule Education Campus and South West College.

Omagh Enterprise Company, which is behind the ambitious project, wants to see it opened on or before September 2020 to co-incide with the re-location of the town’s six post-primary schools to the new Strule Campus at that time.

Chief Executive of the Enterprise Company, Nick O’Shiel, described the proposal as a ‘unique and exciting’ opportunity which would help in the regeneration of the town centre.

“Our hope is that the new Enterprise and Innovation Hub will bring vibrancy and jobs to Omagh. The former health centre has been chosen because it’s an ideal size and location,” he said.



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