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Two new schools open after £40m investment

By Amanda Poole

Published 06/09/2010

Construction work has been completed on two new schools in Co Londonderry.

The £40m project from Newry-based firm O’Hare & McGovern will provide modern learning facilities for 1,600 pupils, starting this academic term at St Cecilia’s College, Northland Road, and St Mary’s College in Creggan.

Both schools were commissioned by the St Canice’s educational trust as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project to provide two new post-primary schools within the Diocese of Derry.

Eamon O’Hare, managing |director at O’Hare & McGovern said: “We are delighted to have reached the completion of the construction phase of these new facilities for both the pupils and staff of St Cecilia’s and St Mary’s. The project at St Cecilia’s includes a learning support centre, sixth form accommodation, highly flexible teaching rooms, a media centre complete with recording facilities, state of the art catering facilities, as well as indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

“The new facilities at St Mary’s are similar in size, with a learning support centre, media rooms, and extensive support accommodation.

“Both projects were delivered on time and on budget, and we wish the pupils and teachers of both schools many years of happy learning.”

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