Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry secures £3.2m investment

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Our Lady's Grammar School will get some of the £106mEducation Minister Peter Weir has announced that work valued at over £10million will now begin at four schools under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP). Improvement schemes at St Malachy’s College, Belfast, Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry, St Michael’s College, Enniskillen and Slemish Integrated College, Ballymena have been given approval to move to the construction phase. The Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry project involves the construction of a new standalone extension consisting of three-room Technology and Design Suite, incorporating three general classrooms.
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Jan End 2017It also includes refurbishment of existing accommodation to include the conversion of existing accommodation to provide a new two room ICT suite, six form study and general classroom. The cost is £3.275million.
Speaking to Newry Times, the Minister said, “This £10million investment will provide new and improved facilities and accommodation which will enhance the working and learning environment for pupils and school staff. “Improving the schools estate is a priority for me and the School Enhancement Programme is an excellent way of delivering capital work projects which have an immediate positive impact on the schools, staff and pupils.”
The School Enhancement Project (SEP) was announced in 2013 for projects costing between £500,000 and £4,000,000. The programme is targeted to meet the immediate and pressing needs in schools where major capital works are not deemed deliverable.

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