6 December 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

The contract has been signed and after a 14-year wait, Castleblayney College will soon see its new extension taking shape as building work is set to begin in January.

Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys was in Castleblayney on Friday last, 28th November, to witness the signing of the four million euro contract which was awarded to Ganson Contractors Ltd.

Speaking to the Northern Standard Principal of Castleblayney College Gerry Hand told how the new extension to the school would benefit students and staff alike.

“This extension has been on the cards for the last 14 years. It will mean a huge improvement with regard to the health and safety of students and staff as we have been using a building across the road so once the extension is done we won’t have to have all the road crossings. There will also be a huge upgrade in the quality of facilities in the school.”

Mr Hand added that once the work was completed Castleblayney College would be one single campus. Ten new classrooms will be added and there will be a number of specialised classrooms for subjects such as home economics and office suites suitable for classes such as career guidance. A stand alone large sports hall complete with a fitness suite and viewing gallery will also be built and practical rooms for subjects including ..


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