Belfast Telegraph

Dungannon to get its first hotel in six years

By Ryan McAleer

The hotel industry is set to return to Dungannon as part of a £10m transformation of a derelict site in the centre of the town.

It's six and half years since the town's only hotel, The Bankhouse on Irish Street, shut its doors.

But after lying vacant for more than 30 years, a site across the road could soon see a new hotel built as part of a major regeneration scheme. The four acre site on Ann Street is owned by Mid Ulster District Council, but was released for development last year.

Co Antrim firm Moorefield Contracts Ltd is in line to transform the site with a new hotel, along with a major retail and office space development. The Dunadry company has said the work is expected to create 80 construction jobs over three to five years.

A public consultation is due to take place over the coming weeks, with the contract due to be signed after the summer. It's expected that the planning application will be submitted later in the year.

Tony Wan of Moorefield said if granted planning permission, the firm would begin work "immediately".

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