Dungannon-based McAvoy Group has been awarded a £5.5 million contract for the offsite construction of a new three-storey Art, Design and Technology Centre at The Deepings School near Peterborough. The new facility will replace an existing 1970s teaching block that will then be demolished. Due to be handed over summer 2020, the entire building will be constructed offsite at The McAvoy Group’s production centre in Lisburn. This solution will radically reduce disruption to staff and children during construction.

Raymond Millar, Pre-Construction Director at The McAvoy Group, said, “Using an offsite solution gives the school the primary benefit of reduced time on site. This is a live school environment so by reducing the build programme, we are minimising any disruption to the children’s education.”

Denise Maguire        

Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine