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Buncrana Govt. offices to cost 21.3m 13.11.07

BUNCRANA'S decentralised offices, new Garda station and driver testing centre will cost 21.3m to build.
That's the value of the contract awarded to McNamara Construction last week after the company was named the successful tenderer.
The long-awaited offices will be located on the inner relief road at Ardaravan.
The figure was released yesterday by Senator Cecilia Keaveney who said the key agencies in the town and peninsula now needed to get behind the drive to attract 120 civil servants to the seaside town.
She urged Buncrana Chamber of Commerce to lead the charge.
Senator Keaveney described the progression of the project to building stage as "signficant news for the peninsula".
She said it was hoped McNamaras would be on site by the end of the year.
"This offers us all now the reality of getting the message of what we have to offer out strongly to the civil servants that we will be relying on to be decentralised out of Dublin," said Senator Keaveney.
"The work starts now physically on the capital investment but there is still a lack of numbers presenting for decentralisation to Buncrana.
"We do have a good location to sell. We have many positive messages to deliver. We must do this together as one united area."
Senator Keaveney highlighted the case of Claremorris Chamber of Commerce, which she said was "leading the way" in attracting civil servants to a decentralised location.
"I strongly encourage the Buncrana Chamber of Commerce to do the same."
The Moville-based senator wished the contractors well in their successful tender and looked forward to the other aspects of the project including a new state-of-the-art Garda HQ and driver testing centre.
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