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£3.5m Finance Deal Announced For New Game Of Thrones Studio Tour In Co. Down

By Dave Simpson

The company behind a new Game of Thrones studio tour in Banbridge, Co. Down, has announced a £3.5 million finance deal.

As reported by The Irish News, Linen Mill Studios intends to create up to 200 jobs by turning buildings that were used to film scenes for Games of Thrones into a new tourism attraction.

The project has been launched by the site's owner, John Hogg and Company, in partnership with the US TV Network.

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The £3.5 million finance deal is via two funds. A £2 million loan from the Growth Finance Fund has been agreed as well as a £1.5 million loan from Growth Loan Fund II, both of which are managed by Whiterock Finance.

Whiterock Finance Director Statement

The Irish News quotes Whiterock Finance director David McCurley as saying, "When it opens next year, the studio tour will provide a significant boost to the local economy and benefit the whole of the Northern Ireland tourism industry."

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