New £2.9million improvement project at Sullivan Upper

Date published: 15 December 2017

A new sports pavilion and synthetic hockey pitch at Sullivan Upper school in Holywood has been officially opened.

The project, which has been provided under the School Enhancement Programme, (SEP) has provided a 3G hockey pitch with floodlighting and a stand-alone two-storey pavilion including a gymnasium and space for drama and dance.

Speaking during the visit, the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Education, Derek Baker said: “These impressive new facilities provide much needed new and modern facilities that the pupils can benefit from now and into the future.

 “I have no doubt this scheme will help improve pupils’ educational experience for many generations to come.  In addition to the positive impact on education, investment in the schools estate continues to provide a welcome boost to the local construction industry.”

The School Enhancement Programme (SEP) is targeted to meet the immediate and pressing needs in schools where major capital works are not deemed deliverable.  SEP projects cost between £500,000 and £4million.

Notes to editors: 

1. The works contract was awarded to RJ McKelvey and the project was managed by Povall Worthington.

2. Media enquiries to the Department of Education Press Office Tel: 028 91279207. Out of hours, contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07623 974383 and your call will be returned.

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