October 2011


October 2011


The Design Team for a new £1.1million Technology Enterprise Centre at Leitrim County Enterprise Fund has recently been appointed.

Cooney Architects, construction consultants based in Dublin and Cavan have been appointed as the Design Team for the development of a 7,500 sq. ft. state of the art building which will provide a purpose built, technology focused business environment for 14 new and expanding businesses. Work is to start on the building early in 2012.

The project is part of a cross-border EU funded initiative, led by Omagh District Council, in partnership with Leitrim County Enterprise Board, Leitrim County Council and Omagh Enterprise Company developed by the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN) through their Multi-Annual Plan.

As part of the cross-border initiative a 14,000 sq. ft. Innovation Growth Centre will also be built at Omagh Enterprise Company in Omagh.

The overall initiative amounting to £3.2 million has received £2.2 million funding from the European Union’s Interreg Iva Programme and it aims to further advance the economic links between Omagh, Leitrim and the wider cross-border ICBAN region and beyond.

In welcoming the appointment of the Design Team for the Carrick-on-Shannon build, the Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Councillor John McTernan said he was delighted that work was progressing well on the development which would create much needed jobs particularly during the current economic climate.

“As well as creating jobs during the construction phase, in the longer term, the new state of the art building will provide much needed assistance to new and expanding and high tech businesses and establish Carrick-on-Shannon as a centre of excellence for the support it offers to those businesses at the cutting edge of innovation,” he said

Also welcoming the appointment of Cooney Architects as the Design Team, the Chair of Leitrim County Enterprise Fund, Ms Jackie Maguire said: “I am delighted to welcome Cooney Architects on board for this very important project.  Micro enterprises and small businesses represent an important source of economic activity and employment.  The new enterprise centre will play a significant role in encouraging the development of new local businesses by providing the right conditions and the right incentives to enable them to succeed.”

Joe Lowe, Secretary of Leitrim County Enterprise Fund welcomed the development of the Technology Enterprise Centre adding “The new centre is an ideal fit for the strategic goals of Leitrim County Enterprise Board in continuing to develop a vibrant commercial community by creating a spirit of enterprise and entrepreneurship in Co. Leitrim.”