LaganView celebrated 10 years in business on 25th April 2018. This momentous milestone was marked with an Open Day for all the community and a celebratory anniversary dinner with the Rt Honourable Sir Jeffrey Donaldson as the key note speaker.
LaganView came to fruition in 2008 after a 12-year community journey which resulted in a cocktail of funding from the following bodies:
- International Fund for Ireland £405,000
- Lisburn City Council £319,886
- Department for Enterprise, Trade & Investment £299,481
- Northern Ireland Housing Executive granted land £600,000
LaganView is a not for profit community social enterprise recognised as a charity by the Northern Ireland Charity Commission. It is also governed by a voluntary Board of Directors made up of community representatives and advisors from public bodies who meet on a bi-monthly basis.
The now 13,000ft2 centre comprises 4 ground floor commercial units, a community gym, 2 workshop units and 7 office suites on the ground floor. LaganView is currently experiencing full occupancy, something which is a great achievement in these hard-economic times.
Facility hire includes a multipurpose community hall with adjoining kitchen, and three modern first floor rooms all varying sizes.
In terms of job creation since LaganView successfully created 34.5 jobs in terms of full time and part-time positions, a figure which is way beyond the Department of Enterprise Trade & Investment’s target of 19.5 in five years. In fact, this set figure was met by December 2008, something which the Board of Directors is very proud of.
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