Desertcreat - contractors on site ‘by middle of June’

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CONTRACTORS for the multi-million pound Northern Ireland Community Safety College project at Desertcreat should be on site by the middle of June, Cookstown District Council has heard.

Councillors at the monthly meeting of the council, held last night, Tuesday, were told the project involved a construction period of around 26 to 27 months, with contractors due to go on site on June 16.

The news follows a very successful Meet the Buyer event, jointly organised by Cookstown, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Magherafelt Councils in Cookstown last week, which attracted over 200 people from Mid Ulster and further afield.

The event was held to provide businesses with an opportunity to meet directly with the buyers with a view to gaining a foothold in the supply chain for this major contract.

The new college when complete will provide state-of-the-art training facilities for Police, Fire & Rescue and Prison Service staff to train together on one purpose built site for the next 50 years.

The multi-million pound facility will provide a unique centre of excellence for integrated operational, emergency and response training and will be the first of its kind in Europe.