Council Chairman opens new garage at Kilyvilly depot

Published: 16th October 2015

The Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, officially opened a new vehicle maintenance garage facility at Killyvilly Depot on Wednesday 14 October 2015.

 

The 600 sq.m building was developed over a period of 8 months at a cost of £570,000, and the work was completed by contractors Lowry Building and Civil Engineering, Castlederg.

 

The new garage facility includes a four-bay workshop area, mechanics pit, and rolling road for HGV’s, which will cater for the maintenance of the full range of council vehicles, from bin lorries to small vans. The in/out, drive-through design of the garage improves the flow of council vehicles through the facility and creates a safer working environment. The building also houses offices, stores and a staff canteen.

 

Commenting on the new garage, Councillor O’Reilly said that it is an important investment in the Council’s estate, which will pay dividends in the longer term. “The Council is also refurbishing and upgrading the garage facility at Gortrush Depot in Omagh and, between these two facilities, all the vehicles in the fleet, from bin lorries to vans and ride-on mowers, will be serviced and maintained in-house. This will ensure a more efficient and cost-effective delivery of service and the initial investment in providing these facilities will result in longer-term savings for the Council”.

 

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For further information please contact Elizabeth Harkin, tel: 0300 303 1777 or email: Elizabeth.harkin@fermanaghomagh.com

 

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