15 November 2017
Northern Ireland’s Department of Education will showcase its pioneering Strule Shared Education Campus Programme to the public at an exhibition today, 16th November. Team members from professional services company WYG, which provides extensive services to the project, will be using Virtual Reality technology to demonstrate what the campus will look like.
The exhibition will present the latest plans and work on redeveloping the 140-acre site in Omagh. The campus will provide shared educational and sporting facilities (including 16 natural turf and 4G football sports pitches) for over4,000 students. Strule will bring together six different schools drawn from the controlled and voluntary sectors, each with their own individuality and ethos.
The development represents a vital cornerstone in Northern Ireland’s future, enriching a shared society built around respect, equality and diversity. It will provide a vibrant, dynamic campus where learning through shared experiences enhances the quality of education for all.
WYG was appointed in late 2015 to lead the Integrated Consultancy Team, with Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects (KFA) appointed as their sub-consultant as Lead Architects.
Principal Project Manager, WYG, Tim Hanna, said: “We are greatly looking forward to helping the Department of Education showcase this really unique project. We will be using Virtual Reality technology to bring the campus to life - an exciting way in which to engage the general public.”
WYG is providing the following multi-disciplinary consultancy services:
To align resources on this major project, the full design delivery team works in tandem, including KFA and the Employer’s technical advisory team. The whole team works from the design hub at WYG’s Belfast office. This has created an ethos of a working team, promoting wider design team collaboration and ensuring that the project is delivered to programme.
Led by WYG’s planning team, a full team effort was required to design and submit a successful planning application, with approval granted in November2016.
To assist the programme and delivery of works, Fox Contracts has been procured and appointed under an NEC Option A contract to complete a site preparation works package ahead of the Main Works Contract. For more information about Strule Shared Education Campus, visit the project website.