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£10m new office- Cookstown firm’s expansion

Tuesday January 31st 2017

A Co Tyrone manufacturing company, which is creating 110 jobs over the next six years has revealed its plan to build a new multimillion pound office complex in Cookstown.

CDE Global’s new office development, which will house 400 people has received planning permission, is expected to begin construction in February, with a view to being completed within 18 months.

The firm designs and manufactures materials washing and classification equipment.

In April, the company committed to creating 110 new jobs over the next six years as part of a £6.8m investment into the business.

The new office project represents an additional investment of £10m.

CDE also increased product assembly space at its Cookstown campus by 32% in January to allow for the production of 60 additional machines every year.

Brendan McGurgan, CDE’s Managing Director, said: “Our new offices on the Sandholes Road will provide office space for all staff based at our headquarters across engineering, product development, sales and marketing, project management, health and safety, procurement, logistics, HR and finance.
The additional space will allow for our planned increase in employee numbers from the current level of just over 200. The new office will not only accommodate this growth in numbers but also allow for further expansion in the years after 2021.

– BRENDAN MCGURGAN, CDE’S MANAGING DIRECTOR
CDE office
The company is building a state-of-the-art office complex in Cookstown.
“Our current expansion is being driven by an increase in demand in our export markets for CDE Global and CDEnviro. We are growing our global coverage in all of our regional markets and have a strong five year plan in place to ensure that this continues.

“We believe the layout of the new office will encourage greater levels of collaboration and allow us to host more inward visits from our customers. Our current offices will be transformed into a training facility for both our own people and our customers.”

Johnson Bell of architects Teague and Sally added: “Our design for this iconic building commands a striking visual presence with its curved facades and large first floor cantilevers, taking full advantage of the panoramic views over the Sperrins creating a relaxed working environment.

“It has been a busy year working closely with CDE to bring the project to this stage and we look forward to seeing the works starting on site.”

Project Manager Jim Eastwood, General Manager of Cookstown Enterprise Centre, said: “On behalf of Cookstown Enterprise I am proud to have been associated with and to provide project management services to CDE Global as it has grown to be a world leader in its specialist field of materials handling and washing technology.

“This significant flagship office headquarters development which will be a tremendous asset to Cookstown district, Mid Ulster and Northern Ireland.”
Last updated Mon 30 Jan 2017

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