Belfast Telegraph

NI company clinches £8.2m deal to build Essex school

By John Mulgrew

A Co Tyrone construction firm has landed a £8.2m contract for the design and off-site construction of a new primary school in England.

McAvoy Group, based in Dungannon, will work on the 630-place primary school for Concordia Academy in Romford, Essex. The building will be manufactured in McAvoy's factory here. Raymond Millar, construction director of McAvoy Group, said: "We are delighted to be building this wonderful new school which will provide much needed primary school places for the local community in Romford.

"We will be using the latest advances in education design and off-site construction to create an inspiring environment for teaching and learning, and an outstanding school to help every child realise their highest aspirations. Off-site construction offers clear benefits for the delivery of new education facilities.

"On this project, the solution from McAvoy is enabling the development of a very restricted and challenging brownfield site, and with much less disruption to the local community."

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