The Chair of Mid Ulster District Council has welcomed the appointment of a local company for Phase I of the new Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Learning and Development Centre at Desertcreat.
Councillor Kim Ashton was speaking after the NIFRS announced that Henry Bros has been awarded the contract for the new £4M centre which includes a 6-storey tactical firefighting facility, a building with welfare and classroom facilities and a new access road to the site from the Dungannon Road.
“This is another milestone in the development of the Desertcreat site, which will bring economic benefits to Mid Ulster from the construction stage through to the point at which the facility becomes operational.
“Naturally, it is also very welcome news that Henry Bros, a Magherafelt-based company, was the successful bidder on this occasion.
“I look forward to seeing the project progress and to seeing firefighters using the new centre next year”.
The work is scheduled to take a year to complete.