A PUBLIC information session to discuss proposals to relocate the Visit Derry offices from its current Visitor Information Centre at Foyle Street to the ground floor units of 1-3 Waterloo Place will take place on Thursday June 20th from 1-4 pm.
The purpose of the event is to allow the public to find out more information about the proposals that include the development of a £1.075m new international, state-of-the-art Visitor Welcome Centre experience that will service the needs of local and international visitors.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Michaela Boyle, encouraging the public to come along to the information session to find out more about the proposals and to view the designs, said the proposed new Visitor Information Centre will be an orientation hub, located in the heart of the city.
It will promote the city and district and wider region and act as a gateway from which to explore the North West of Ireland.
To date Council has appointed an Integrated Consultant Team and an Interpretative Designer to deliver on the project that has been funded by Tourism NI £500,000, Derry City and Strabane District Council £350,000 and the Department for Communities £225,000.
Mayor Boyle says the public information event is a unique opportunity for the public to find out more about this exciting project.
“This is a hugely significant project for Derry City and Strabane District Council and an integral part of our Tourism Strategy.
“We feel it is important to engage with the wider community and to keep them informed of our plans for this exciting tourism project.
We are hoping as many people as possible come along on 20 June to find out more about it and get a look at the proposed design concepts,” she added.
The Mayor added that the new facility is due to open in the summer of 2020 and will create an engaging immersive visitor experience that promotes the regions Culture and Heritage offering.
Further information about the project can be obtained by contacting the Council’s tourism development section at 028 71253 253.