ONE of Mid-Ulster’s main employers, the off-site building specialist McAvoy Group has delivered over £5m of new schools in England, providing additional places for 1020 pupils due to an increased demand for fast-track accommodation.
The Dungannon company, which specialises in modern methods of construction, can design and build the schools in a matter of months, providing a quick and efficient solution to the current lack of capacity in the education sector.
McAvoy supplied and installed its off-site buildings to schools thanks to a package developed by the company. This allows McAvoy to manufacture and design for sale and hire the buildings which include ‘bulge’ classrooms used to accommodate growing numbers of pupils to over-subscribed schools. Schools in Hampshire had a classroom added with a double classroom extension to another, while four blocks were created at two Reading schools
Seven schools in Suffolk received the McAvoy treatment, while hree schools in Portsmouth also benefitted.
All buildings exceed current regulation standards and have sophisticated M&E systems ensuring low running costs throughout the life of the building.
Orla Corr OBE, Business Development and Marketing Director for McAvoy Group, said: the off-site building technology helps to deliver educational facilities within a reduced time-frame and with significantly less disruption on-site.