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Construction work starts on £9M new-build for Rowandale Integrated Primary School

The new, modern school at Moira - with 14 classrooms and nursery unit accommodating over 340 pupils - is due to be complete in late summer 2025

Education Minister Paul Givan pictured at the official sod cutting ceremony with pupils of Rowandale Integrated Primary School and school principal Frances Hughes.

Construction work has officially started on a £9million new-build school for Rowandale Integrated Primary in Moira.

The investment from the Fresh Start Programme will provide a new, modern primary school with 14 classrooms and nursery unit accommodating over 340 pupils.

Welcoming the start of the project at a sod-cutting ceremony, Education Minister Paul Givan said: “Today marks the start of an exciting new era for Rowandale Integrated Primary school as work officially begins on their new school build.

“The significance of this £9million investment will be reflected in the many benefits it will deliver for pupils, school staff and local families. This major project will provide modern new facilities which will help to create a positive learning environment for young people.”

The scheme was first announced as a project to receive funding from the Fresh Start Programme in March 2016.

The Minister concluded: “Schools are the hub of any community, and this investment will have a major impact on the wider local area by creating positive outcomes for many years to come.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in this project for their hard work and commitment in getting it to this stage.”

Construction on the site began in January 2024 and is due to be completed in late summer 2025.

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