New £3.9million sports hall for Victoria College

Date published: 23 November 2017

A new state-of-the art sports hall has been officially opened at Victoria College in Belfast.

The £3.9million investment in the school under the School Enhancement Programme provides much needed facilities to improve the school environment including a new sports hall with gymnasium, changing facilities and ancillary accommodation.

Speaking at the official opening, Permanent Secretary for the Department of Education, Derek Baker, said:

“It is clear from looking at these excellent new facilities that the School Enhancement Programme is having very real benefits for our schools estate, providing much needed facilities and creating a better place in which pupils can learn and flourish.

“I am confident that the £3.9million investment will have a positive impact on pupils, teachers and school staff for generations to come and I wish everyone connected with Victoria College well for the future.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. 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.
  2. Work commenced on site March 2016 and completed August 2017.
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