Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has cut the first sod on the new £6.3m Roe Valley Integrated Primary School (IPS) building in Limavady which will help to create a positive learning environment for young people.
Bennett Freehill is providing mechanical, electrical and sustainability engineering design services, as part of the Hamilton Architects Integrated Consultant Team, on this new modern state of the art 1,550sqm school facility.
Cormac Freehill Partner at Bennett Freehill commented:
“At Bennett Freehill we have a distinctive capability to design and implement cutting edge sustainable solutions and we’re excited to be bringing our expertise to deliver this new school designed to BREEAM Excellent.”
The 200 pupil school building will provide 7 classrooms, 2 resource areas, 1 multi-purpose hall and library facility.
Speaking at the new Roe Valley IPS site, Minister McIlveen said:
“This is an exciting day for the whole school community as work gets underway on their brand new school building. The significance of this £6.3million investment will be reflected in the many benefits it will deliver for pupils, families and staff.”
The Minister continued:
“It is important to acknowledge the commitment and hard work of the school and its stakeholders in helping to bring the project to this stage. Today, they can all be proud of this positive step as they look forward to their new school building becoming a reality. I wish everyone at Roe Valley IPS every success for the future.”
The Roe Valley IPS scheme is being funded under the ‘A Fresh Start’ capital programme.
Lowry Building & Civil Engineering Ltd have been appointed to carry out the construction works which are due to complete in late summer 2023.