£10m futuristic engineering centre planned for Dungannon

South West College Dungannon campus
South West College Dungannon campus

A major multi-million pound new science school is planned for South West College’s Dungannon campus to inspire the engineers and scientists of the future.

Proposals for the new £10m engineering centre of excellence have been drawn up in consultation with experts around the world, and reflect East Tyrone’s growing success and reputation in this lucrative field.

South West College revealed the project, the largest the college has undertaken to date, at a special meeting of Mid Ulster District Council. It confirmed that a site had already been located at the Dungannon campus for the state-of-the-art building.

The specialist centre is planned to house the latest innovative technologies and equipment, and will become the heart of the college’s plans to become a leading light in the engineering sector.

The college said the centre would design the products needed for the future using the best practices adopted by the most up-to-date US technology centres. The announcement was made as part of the council’s Local Development Plan, which highlights the plight of rural communities.