A long-awaited Moy shared education campus has taken a major step forward with the appointment of an integrated consultant team to oversee the development.
The four year contract – with a value estimated in excess of £450,000 – has been awarded to Isherwood Ellis.
The shared education campus at Moy was first announced back in 2014.
The intention has been for St John’s Primary School in Moy and Moy Regional Primary School moving to share accommodation and facilities on a single site.
There has been differing opinions on whether or not it should be a single school building or two schools side by side sharing communal facilities such as canteen and sports facilities.
For this contract, the Belfast-based firm, as integrated consultant team, will provide full professional services for the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Stages 1-7.
This will include project management, provision of architectural, quantity surveying, structural, services engineering, civil and structural services for delivery of the Moy campus.
The contract has been awarded by the Education Authority.
The issue of shared education campuses has been a long running one.
It led to members of the Education Authority’s own shared education committee expressing frustration at the delays in the business case approvals as far back as April last year.
It was highlighted then that the business case for the Moy campus had undergone nine versions before being approved by the Department of Education in March 2019.
The tender has now been awarded and the contract is due to come to an end on October 7, 2024.