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Savage Welcomes Funding Approval for SRC Build in Banbridge

Published: 29 March, 2018

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Savage welcomes news that the Department for the Economy has granted approval for the funding of a new SRC build in Banbridge.

He said:

"This is great news for the Banbridge community and surrounding areas particularly those young people eager to pursue a more vocational route, adult learners and those who wish to embark upon further education opportunities closer to home.

"The funding approval announcement will now lead to the appointment of a contractor and the new build scheduled to be completed early in the 2020-21 academic year."

"The new campus will be built on the existing site on the Castlewellan Road. It will have 4,500 m2 of specialist accommodation.

"The new build will become a centre of specialism for digital media and design. A unique feature of this project will be the design centre which will allow students to experience a real work learning environment via industrial design briefs and projects.

"I have been assured that the existing curriculum will not be affected during the construction phase."