Last week, Blackstone portfolio company Center Parcs announced plans to develop a €200 million holiday village on a 375-acre site in Ireland. The project, expected to open in 2019, will create 750 jobs during construction followed 1,000 permanent jobs, and is estimated to contribute €32 million annually to Irish GDP once operational. To read the full press release, please click here.
Leadership from Center Parcs, Blackstone and Coillte, were joined by elected officials and members of the press to celebrate the announcement. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said, “The prospect of 750 construction and 1,000 permanent jobs is fantastic news for County Longford and the Midlands. Center Parcs will provide a massive boost to the area and contribute significantly to the local and regional economy. This project is a perfect fit with our recently announced Tourism Policy Statement which aims to create 50,000 new jobs by 2025. Center Parcs’ family oriented, high quality, year-round facility will be a major addition to our national tourism infrastructure and I wish it every success.”