13 Jun New Build Plans Move Ahead
A public information event will take place later this month to outline plans for a brand new state of the art Ulidia Integrated College.
A proposal has been outlined for construction of a 9,980 square metre building on the existing site at Victoria Road to accommodate 700 pupils.
The information event will take place in the school, on Tuesday June 25, from 4.00 pm until 7.00 pm.
Interested parties will be invited to make comments on the proposed design which can be obtained from Hamilton Architects in Belfast before July 17.
Michael Houston, Principal of Ulidia, said: “This is a superb opportunity and we are thrilled to be part of the Fresh Start Agreement. Ulidia’s current buildings were built to house only around two thirds of the current population of the College. The build is much needed to meet the demands of our broad curriculum which offers both Grammar and All Ability Pathways alongside maintaining the religious balance required of an Integrated School. The build will give us higher capacity for changing and upgraded facilities for PE, three Technology and Design rooms instead of the single one we currently have, a dedicated study space for sixth form, a stunning new library with views over Belfast Lough and much more. Ulidia Integrated College is working hard to ensure that our young people get the best possible educational opportunities that we can offer.
Further, a great deal of thought has gone into easing the traffic situation outside the College in the mornings and afternoons as well. Although Ulidia remains heavily oversubscribed, it is important to note that this build will cater for our current numbers, giving them the facilities and classrooms that other similar sized schools already have. These are exciting times for Ulidia Integrated College and for Integrated Education in the Carrickfergus area.”
The decision was taken by the Department of Education and approved by the Department of Finance as part of the Fresh Start Agreement money that was promised to Integrated and Shared Education.