Hazzard opens new DfI Rivers HQ, Cookstown

Date published: 12 January 2017

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has officially opened his Department’s new Rivers Headquarters in Loughry, Cookstown.

Minister Chris Hazzard officially opening his Department’s new Rivers Headquarters in Loughry, Cookstown.
Minister Chris Hazzard officially opening his Department’s new Rivers Headquarters in Loughry, Cookstown.

The new £2million building on the Loughry Campus accommodates up to 85 staff.

Chris Hazzard said:

“I welcome the relocation of the DfI Rivers Headquarters staff and functions to Cookstown as it demonstrates delivery on the commitment to bring good quality Civil Service jobs west of the Bann.

“The opening of this new £2million state of the art office provides a modern working environment for staff. The facility will also provide hot desks for other Civil Servants to use when working in this area.

“The relocation is about helping to achieve a fairer distribution of good quality public sector jobs by making sure we create employment in rural areas as this will stimulate the local economy.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. The decision to relocate DfI Rivers to Loughry is part of the wider departmental relocation project initially announced in DARD and implemented and funded by DAERA.
  2. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007 or email: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 07623 974 383 and your call will be returned.
  3. See photos from the Department for Infrastructure in our Flickr collection: www.flickr.com/photos/niexecutive/collections/72157669044006236
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