Almost £250,000 investment at North Coast Integrated College

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North Coast Integrated College in Coleraine will benefit from over £200,000 investment in the coming months from the Department of Education’s minor works scheme.

Speaking about the funding announcement, Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “My Department has agreed investment of more than £200,000 to convert the school to natural gas.

“A total of 185 minor works projects amounting to over £7.1million were agreed in November across all board areas.

“Of these projects, 52 are in the North Eastern Education and Library Board (NEELB) area, amounting to over £1.8 million.”

Minor works are schemes costing less than £500,000 and are projects ranging from minor repair to more significant work projects and extensions.

In conclusion the Minister said: “I am confident that the substantial investment in minor works projects will continue to help in the drive to improve educational standards in addition to providing a boost to the local construction industry.

“The completion of all of these works will ultimately provide better facilities for our children and young people to learn in and an improved working environment for teachers and other school staff.”

The contract for work to be carried out at North Coast Integrated College has been awarded to Houston & Thornton, Newtownabbey. The total approved cost of the project is £204,650.