Since project commencement, OHMG have completed their site welfare area, temporary boundary fencing and established a site access from Prince Andrew Way. Soil stabilisation works are underway to all aspects of the site, excavation works to the building footprint area are to commence over the
Ulidia Integrated College in Carrickfergus has announced that construction of its new school building started on 12th September 2022. The exciting project, designed by Hamilton Architects, will deliver modern, energy efficient premises and facilities which will significantly enhance the education of all pupils. Newry based
Plans are moving forward for the new multi-million-pound build on the current site of Ulidia Integrated College – we hope to break ground and begin the build during 2021, with the possibility of moving in during 2023.
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.
A Superb Opportunity
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 and are no longer fit for purpose. The build is much needed to meet the demands of our broad curriculum which offers both Grammar and All Ability Pathways for learning.
STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES
The build will give us state of the art 3G pitches and facilities for PE, a four times larger Technology and Design suite than we currently have, a dedicated study and wellbeing space for Sixth Form, a stunning new library with far reaching views over Belfast Lough and so much more.
Ulidia Integrated College is working hard to ensure that our young people get the best possible educational opportunities in Northern Ireland, and this stunning new building will help us get a step closer to that goal.
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.