A proposed €80 million development will see 200 additional lodges including four luxury treehouses open at Center Parcs Longford Forest.
Center Parcs has announced its intention to submit a planning application to further develop its resort in County Longford. This new project will remain within the existing site and create 250 permanent jobs and a further 300 jobs during construction. The plans will see the addition of 200 new lodges and four luxury treehouses at Center Parcs Longford Forest.
We were fortunate to visit Center Parcs in 2019 and I can’t wait to return. The setting, superb facilities, and spacious lodges are the reason that the popular holiday resort has enjoyed average occupancy of 90% during peak periods, with more than 90% of guests rating their holiday as excellent or good.
These luxury Treehouses at Center Parcs Longford Forest will surely be highly sought after – just take a look at the image below! And with only four available, there will be a race to secure one as soon as the availability comes online.
Each Treehouse will sleep up to eight people and comes complete with a games den, outdoor hot tub, private parking and a dedicated Treehouse Host for the duration of the break.
The development also proposes to extend existing facilities, including restaurants, the Subtropical Swimming Paradise and Aqua Sana Spa. Site survey and design will now commence with a target date of the end of 2021 for the submission. It is likely that work will not commence on the site until 2023, and that Center Parcs Longford Forest will remain open throughout the project.
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Center Parcs UK & Ireland’s CEO, Martin Dalby, said: “We are thrilled to be announcing our intention to invest further in Center Parcs Longford Forest. Despite a challenging year, we have great confidence in both our business and the Irish domestic tourism market, backed up by our extremely positive forward bookings for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022.
“Since we opened, Irish families have really taken Center Parcs to their heart, and we are excited to bring more visitors to this beautiful part of the country and introduce the Center Parcs concept to even more families.
“This announcement is great news for County Longford, a significant investment which will generate more local jobs, opportunities for local suppliers, consultants and contractors and a significant boost for the local and regional economy.”
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD said: “This is fantastic news for Longford and for the Midlands. Center Parcs is a really valued employer in the area. I know the company has made a huge effort to work with the local community and I’m sure that will continue with this further expansion, which will see €80m-€85m invested, 250 permanent jobs created and a further 300 during construction. I wish the team the very best of luck and thank them for their continued commitment to Ireland.”
It looks like it will be some time before these luxury treehouses at Center Parcs Longford Forest are available to book, but as soon as they are launched, I will post all the details here! For holiday availability for 2021 or 2022 visit CenterParcs.ie.