First sod cut on £3.4M primary school in Londonderry

Date published: 24 September 2018

Construction has started on the new Our Lady of Fatima primary school in County Londonderry.

The new six-classroom school will accommodate up to 175 pupils and will amalgamate the existing Mullabuoy and Listress primary schools.  It is being built on a greenfield site at Tamnaherin. 

Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary for the Department of Education said: “It is a pleasure to be here to mark the beginning of work on this new primary school.  Investment in our schools infrastructure is vital if we are to continue to provide a high quality education for our children and young people.

“I look forward to seeing the new school when construction has been completed and I wish you all well for the future.”

Work to build the new school is expected to take around 12 months and the school should be completed and handed over in the early autumn 2019.

Notes to editors: 

  1. An Integrated Consultant Team (ICT), Hamilton Architects, was appointed in February 2016 and progressed the project through concept and developed design and latterly managed the appointment process for an Integrated Supply Team (IST), Piperhill Construction Ltd, who were formally appointed in January 2018.
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