PARKHALL INTEGRATED COLLEGE OFFICIALLY OPENED
OHMG, builders of the new Parkhall Integrated College in Antrim, were praised for their work at the official opening ceremony.
The building boasts state-of-the-art classroom technology and first class sporting facilities, as well as youth and community amenities.
It brings together all the pupils on one site, having previously operated on a split site with the junior campus at Steeple Road, and the senior campus at Birch Hill Road.
Education Authority Chairperson Sharon O’Connor said the college epitomised everything that a modern school should be.
She told over 200 guests who included OHMG Managing Director Martin Lennon: “The school is fully equipped to prepare its young people for the future, working for its community, and in partnership with other schools in the area to ensure its young people can be the best that they can be.”
Mervyn Alexander, Chairperson of the College Board of Governors, paid tribute to the staff, education officials and the design and construction teams for making their dream of a new college building a reality.
He said: “For many years we as governors thought this day would never arrive, and it has been a pleasure to watch the school return to a single site in this fantastic building.
“The investment from the Department of Education, the support of the Education Authority and the work of the design team, and the construction team of OHMG have all contributed greatly to creating a learning environment for us to be proud of for many years to come.”
OHMG Construction Managers Peter McKeown and Normal Ellis as well as senior engineer Richard Baird also attended the opening ceremony.