Thursday, November 26, 2020

A major new  Mayo primary school development is proceeding to tender, it has been confirmed.

An artist’s impression of the new school building being pursued for Culleens NS in Ballina.

The new 2469sqm single story school building proposed for Scoil Naomh Bríd in Culleens, Ballina will include construction of 12 new classrooms, a special needs unit, on-site parking provisions, parking, landscaping, boundary treatments, site works and ancillary services.

Confirming commencement of the tendering, Mayo FG TD Deputy Alan Dillon said: “The development of this new primary school for Ballina is very welcome for the pupils and staff of the school.  This is one of a number of projects approved for Mayo by the Department of Education since the start of June.

“Recent approvals locally include St. Marys Secondary School, Ballina, St Oliver Plunkett NS, and Bonniconlon NS.

“All of these investments in our educational facilities around Mayo create additional capacity for pupils and better teaching environments.”

Deputy Dillon added that getting labour-intensive projects of this nature off the ground is key to providing local economic growth and jobs around Mayo and wished Culleens NS Principal Clair Cooke, the school’s board of management, staff and pupils the best of luck with the exciting new development.

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