Omagh Integrated Primary School: Official Opening
Pupils and staff of Omagh Integrated Primary School celebrated the official opening of their new school on Friday 17 May.
TODD Architects Associate and Project Architect Bobby Moore presented the school’s Principal Anthony Bradley with a framed aerial print taken by local photographer Conor O’Doherty to mark the occasion.
The £7million project comprises 14 classrooms for over 330 pupils, a nursery unit for up to 26 children and a school funded wrap around care centre.
Speaking at the official opening, Fiona Hepper, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education said:
“Working in the Department of Education, I always welcome the opportunity to see at first hand the significant benefits of capital investment in our school estate. The opening of any new school is something to be enjoyed, especially when you see the positive changes it can bring to the daily life of a school, not just for the pupils and staff- but also for the wider community. The Department has invested over £7 million in this wonderful new school. I want to wish you every success as you embark on this new chapter.”
Omagh Integrated Primary & Nursery School, combined with the adjacent existing Drumragh College, forms the first Integrated Education Campus serving the Tyrone region.
TODD Architects engaged with the school’s principal, teachers and parents to create the most effective, efficient, sustainable design to facilitate flexible teaching needs and to suit its rural context. The scheme started on site in Jan 2017, reaching completion in June 2018, on target and within budget.