Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed the news that major work at the old Budget and Xtravision complex located on the Strand Road is set to be finished by early 2017.
Work on this site will see new shopping units there creating up to 100 new jobs in the new Home Bargains shop.
Councillor Mickey Cooper said “I have been in contact with the developers of this site in regards to the expected completion date of the work there plus trying to resolve a number of problems being encountered by residents in Pennyburn Court and McCartney Park.
I welcome the fact that the works have been carried out thus far with minimal disruption and also that the trees at rear of the site will be landscaped as part of the works which will benefit local residents.
It’s also good news that work on the site is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017 which will give local people the opportunity to apply for 100 new jobs.