Following on from the “hard hat” launch of the Markets Field redevelopment with LEDP representatives John Delaney of the FAI , the Chairman and Officers of Limerick FC, and the design team and contractors appointed by LEDP on Wednesday last, contracts were formally signed by LEDP at their headquarters in Roxboro this Thursday.
The contractor, Pinnacle Homes, who was chosen after an open tendering process in line with public procurement guidelines is already mobilising to be on site in the days running up to Christmas so as to be ready to “hit the ground running” in order to deliver the project on time for the start of the soccer season in March.
Speaking at the official document signing the CEO of LEDP, Liam Mc Elligott hailed the project as one of the largest that LEDP had engaged in since the company purchased the former Krups facility in 1999. He spoke of the significance of the project and its relevance to the founding principles of the charitable trust company where the combined goals of Community, Business and Education betterment could be tangibly seen to have a great impact on the People, the City and the Region as a whole.
LEDP Director Gerry Boland spoke of his joy at seeing the progress of the project and expressed the wish that in addition to it becoming a city base for Limerick Soccer to once again return to, that it would also become a place where all codes would equally feel at home. He thanked all those that had helped bring the project to the point it was now at paying particular thanks to Keith Wood for his good advice and counsel and to the team at LEDP who had worked hard to get the project to the stage where a contractor could now be appointed for the second stage of re-development.
LEDP’s George Lee speaking at the launch in the stadium hailed the development at the ground as a “momentous day” for all involved and for the people of the area, the city and the region and said he looked forward to once again witnessing some of the great days of Limerick Sport at what is the oldest stadium of its kind in the city.