Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Fleming has welcomed the news that the Education Minister John O’Dowd has given the green light for a £35million investment in 12 schools, as part of the School Enhancement Programme (SEP).
Broadbridge Primary School, Eglinton will receive £2.7m
Councillor Paul Fleming said
“I very much welcome this announcement by the Education Minister John O’Dowd that Broadbridge Primary School, Eglinton will receive £2.7m as part of the School Enhancement Programme.
This is extremely good news in the current financial climate for the schools estate and it will also provide work for those in the building and maintenance trade who have been hit hardest during the downturn in construction industry.
Over recent years we have seen a massive investment in new school build across the city and district to ensure that we have modern, high quality accommodation for pupils.
The School Enhancement Programme (SEP) is a capital build programme targeted to meet the immediate and pressing needs in schools, through smaller scale works, where a new build capital works is not deemed deliverable. It caters for construction projects costing between £500,000 and £4,000,000. This phase of the School Enhancement Programme represents a total investment of £35million.