She was commenting after the investment at Ebrington was discussed at Stormont last week.
SaMartina Anderson said: “I very much welcome the extremely positive assessment of the progress at Ebrington from Michelle O’Neill whose department has been at the forefront of investing in and transforming the site into a real catalyst for job creation.
“With work expected to complete on the first Grade A office building by next March, permission has now been granted for a second block with the Executive Office hoping to seek expressions of interest in the very near future.
“Taken together, these office blocks provide the high spec office accommodation this city needs and have the potential to create hundreds of jobs.
“It has also been confirmed that all existing buildings on the site now have a lease or a developer identified, construction on the new hotel is scheduled to begin in the summer while the ground-breaking DNA museum is being progressed to open in 2024.
“This is superb progress and tangible results can be seen in the fact that three new businesses opened at Ebrington in 2020 with more scheduled.
“I want to thank everyone involved for all the hard work that has gone on to date at Ebrington.
“We have said all along that this site can have a transformative effect on this city both in terms of creating jobs and opportunities and creating world-class civic space for us all to enjoy.
“We are now beginning to see the results of those efforts and I will continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure we maximise the potential of this fantastic site.”