Commenting on the news that Ilex has announced the appointment of Blick Studios as operator of the Creative Hub at Buildings 80 and 81 at Ebrington in Derry
Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper said
“I hope the new facility will work hand in hand with the North West Science Park(NWSP), local companies and the community cultural hubs which we are working on with the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure to allow creative industry projects to be initiated in community areas. And hope it acts as a further economic multiplier for the Ebrington site.
Sinn Féin have also suggested a mechanism for ILEX as well as the NWSP to channel any enquiries from those businesses who are not eligible to be tenants of either site towards the economic development department in Derry City Council. They will pass the enquiries to the wider private sector to ensure economic development opportunities are maximised.