There was great excitement at Darkley House on Friday 5th September when the keys of Coach House Regeneration community business centre were presented to the Director Ian Bothwell.
The prestigious building with seventeen units of different sizes stands tall at the back of Darkley House and has panoramic views over the valley and Fews forest.
‘It will greatly enhance the opportunities of residents of Darkley House, the village and surrounding areas both in training and in job creation’, says Ian. ‘We want to have a mixture of tenants to occupy the workshops and a range of professionals in the office accommodation.’
The 7750 sq ft building, with broadband access has the benefits of a training/conference room, free parking and easy ‘out of town’ access. It also reinforces community peace, personal and corporate development and brings hope to both regions of the South Armagh border.
Adrian Quinn of New Quay Constructions wished Coach House Regeneration every success and presented the keys to Ian Bothwell who thanked both DETI and IFI for their willingness to finance a project outside the city and bring the availability of jobs to the local doorstep.
The scheme has been co-funded by the International Fund for Ireland and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment via the Peace II program with a loan from UCIT and a private donation providing the balance.
For a site visit or further queries contact Crossfire Trust on 028 3753 1636 or Armagh Business Centre on 028 3752 5050 who are working in partnership with the Trust to maximise the opportunities available by renting the units.
Main Photo: (l-r) Trevor McBriar (IFI), Andrea Kelly (DETI), Ian and Pauline Bothwell (Directors of Coach House Regeneration Ltd), David Masters (Crossfire Trust), Stephen McMurray (New Quay Construction), Adrian Quinn (New Quay Construction), Sheena Dixon (DETI) and Eddie Quinn (R.E. Quinn Architects)