THE new South West College is taking shape as work gets underway on the new building’s interior.
The building, on the site of the old Erne Hospital sweeps around the waterfront and will secure the future of education in Fermanagh for another 50 years.
Speaking about the new build a spokesman for the college said, “The Erne campus is progressing with intense speed at the moment and we are happy to report that the building works are on programme, and completion is still
anticipated for the new academic year September 2020.
“The buildings is sitting on a magnificent vista overlooking Enniskillen town, with superb views from all aspects, framed by its dominant glass frontage. Some highlights in relation to the build that we can report are that the substructure, frame, structural steel, concrete/slabs, stair core/lift core and PV Panels are all 100 percent complete and many of the internal works are well underway including internal walls, plastering and mechanical structures.”
Tracey Brothers, the firm responsible for the construction of the building, stated, “Works are progressing well 10 months into the Erne project for South West College with the structural frame in place and roof complete the building envelope is well advanced and scaffold starting to come down.”
The modern multi-million pound college is set to be kitted out with state of the art technology and will have capacity for 7,000 full time and part time students.
Councillor Paul Blake welcomed the development. “I’m glad to see South West College investing in the area. This will be a welcome addition to the town and will provide opportunities for young people to further themselves.
“If it increases the number of opportunities for young people in the area then it can only be welcomed and if it can offer more courses it will be greatly appreciated.”
Posted: 2:41 pm August 11, 2019