RICS “Community Benefit” award for Loughmacrory
The community of Loughmacrory has seen significant developments in recent times, with the impressive £1m Community Development Project making considerable headlines in 2015. The launch of those new facilities created quite a stir in the area last June and a host of dignitaries from all over travelled to the venue to see the benefits of the new facilities to the area.
The impact of such a new development project in Loughmacrory was further recognised in Belfast then at the weekend when the project won the award for “Community Benefit” at the RICS Awards 2015 ceremony at Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast. That award category also saw a Highly Commended for Tyrone as Tyrone GAA’s Centre of Education and Training in Garvaghey collected that accolade.
Declan Mc Aleer MLA, and chairman of LCDA, was naturally delighted with this latest recognition for the small mid-Tyrone community.
“RICS is the world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction and we are absolutely delighted that Loughmacrory has achieved this prestigious award in recognition of the benefits of this project to the community. I also want to congratulate the Tyrone GAA’s Centre of Education and Training who were highly commended in this category.
“Since the outdoor activity centre was officially opened last June, it has been a hive of activity for water sports, handball, football, walking, triathlons, angling while the gym has a wide range of programmes tailored to meet the needs of all people in the community. All of the events and facilities are run by volunteers and are accessible for everyone. We are tremendously proud of how the project has developed and are looking forward to the ‘Grand final’ which takes place in the Savoy, London in October”