The project will see the construction of a 225m² extension to their existing “Loughview Centre”
This project is being developed in Loughmacrory, County Tyrone by Loughmacrory Community Development Association, which is a company limited by guarantee and registered with the Charity Commission NI. The group has approximately 150 volunteers who assist them with projects at present.
The project will see the construction of a 225m² extension to their existing “Loughview Centre” and will have two key elements: firstly the ground floor will consist of a gym specifically for older and less abled people, and secondly the 1st floor will consist of a multi-purpose studio, which will be used for dance classes, fitness classes, etc. There will also be the construction of a 300m lighted riverside board walk, connecting more dated community infrastructure to the new more recently constructed community infrastructure within the village as well as the provision of some allotments adjacent to the riverside walk. They also aim to employ a part time Physical Activities Officer whose responsibility it will be to deliver activities and initiatives at the new facilities. The creation of additional space and a dedicated 1st floor studio will free up the existing ground floor space to be used as a meeting space rather than as an ad-hoc fitness studio as at present.
The group hopes this project can have a major impact on this rural area which will enhance community integration and inclusion.