Planning officials in Causeway Coast and Glens council have said that the redevelopment of the Northern Regional College can go ahead. Their report is due to go before the council’s planning committee on 26th June for final approval.
Plans were submitted to Causeway Coast And Glens Borough Council last year in relation to the redevelopment of the Union Street College.
The college plans also require work to be carried out to the listed St Patrick’s Parish Centre, including roof alterations, an extension and internal refurbishment works. Planning officials have said that work should also go ahead and will be presented to the committee on June 26th.
McAdam Design was awarded the design contract for the £84 million capital investment programme earlier last year.
Beverley Harrison, Director of Further Education at the Department for the Economy, said: ‘This is a significant step in the development of the new campus and demonstrates the Department’s commitment to the delivery of first-class education and skills across Northern Ireland.’
The project, which is being funded by the Department for the Economy is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2022.