Speaking after attending an update meeting at the Long tower Youth & Community Centre on Friday 14th November Cllr Logue said:
“ The full plans for the entire development of the Brandywell, the Showgrounds and the Daisyfield have been a long time coming but its brilliant that we are now at this stage”
Cllr Logue continued:
“This entire project will see redevelopments in the Brandywell Stadium and equally importantly the provision of a brand new leisure centre to replace the old Brandywell Centre and a complete revamp of the Daisyfield, with new pitches, changing facilities, floodlights and parking. The entire development also incorporates a brand new £400,000 playpark, which I hope can be located on the Brandywell side of the Letterkenny Rd.
“I have campaigned for many years to see the Brandywell, Showground and Daisyfield developed and it is great news to see this campaign coming to fruition.
Sinn Féin Culture Minister, Carál NiChuilín and Joint First Minister Martin McGuinness have through their departments allocated more than £4,000,000 to this project and as a Sinn Féin Cllr I am glad to see this investment in the Brandywell.”
Cllr Logue concluded:
“At the meeting I made it clear that it is Sinn Féin’s preference that social clauses and local suppliers are maximised and I am looking forward to the appointment of the Project Design Team this side of Christmas. Work on the stadium should start in April 2015 and the Showgrounds and daiseyfield works will follow on from that.”
“At the completion of this development the residents of the Brandywell will have access to a brand new leisure centre, 2 synthetic pitches and a state of the art play park that will rival any in the city.”