Planning Approval to Redevelop Former Omagh Health Centre Into £4m ‘Digi-Hub’

Planning approval has been granted to redevelop a former health centre in Omagh into a new business innovation hub for the town.

The new enterprise and innovation ‘Digi-Hub’ has already secured £4 million from the UK Government’s ‘Levelling Up Fund’.

The plans will see the derelict health facility on the corner of Mountjoy Road and Old Mountfield Road, converted into a technology-focused centre for up to 50 businesses, potentially supporting 250 jobs in the town.

The health centre closed in 2017 following the relocation of four GP practices to the site of the new Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex.

Omagh Enterprise Company has now secured planning approval from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to bring the building back to life.

It represents an expansion on the enterprise company’s large complex on the A5 Great Northern Road in Omagh.

The new project will see the existing building refurbished and extended into new office accommodation. A pharmacy still on the site is to remain in place.

The car park will also be developed with new electric vehicle charging points installed.

Commenting on the innovation hub’s potential earlier this year, the chief executive of Omagh Enterprise Company, Nicholas O’Shiel said: “The project will have an impact on job creation, town centre regeneration and the reduction of vacant buildings.

“It will breathe new life and purpose into an area of dereliction.

“It will play a critical role in regenerating the town centre, as it will create jobs, build social capital, and provide hope at a time when people and businesses suffer from a dramatically changed economy in the aftermath of Covid-19.”

The new Digi-Hub is expected to be open by 2025.

Find out how your business can benefit from business opportunities coming to Omagh, funded by Levelling Up.