North West Regional College

The project comprised a six-storey 3400m² extension to the existing Strand Road Building to accommodate the main campus reception, IT Suites, Laboratory Areas and general teaching classrooms and a six-storey 5800m² new build facility, designated as Foyle Building to accommodate Performing Arts, Student Services and General Teaching Facilities. These two elements of the project were linked at Level 4 with an interconnecting bridge spanning over Strand Road.

In order to meet the set BREEAM targets, key elements of the mechanical design were adopted as follows:

  • Individual classroom control with either dedicated heat recovery comfort heating and cooling or perimeter radiant panels
  • High efficiency condensing gas fired boiler plant
  • Variable speed drive motors to all pump and fan motors
  • Natural ventilation where design condition’s permitted
  • Site-wide Building Energy Management System with dedicated front-end computer to enhance Estate Services controllability and functionality


Western Education & Library Board

Contract Period

18 Months

Total Build Value

£13.8 Million

Primary Schools

  • Ballykeel Primary School - Ballymena
  • Damhead Primary School - Coleraine
  • Sandelford Special Care School - Coleraine

Secondary Schools

  • Ashfield Girls' High School - Belfast
  • Movilla High School - Newtownards
  • St Mary's Grammar School - Magherafelt
  • St Pius X College - Magherafelt
  • Christian Brothers Grammar School - Omagh

Further & Higher Education

  • South Eastern Regional College - Bangor
  • Nendrum College - Comber
  • North West Regional College - Londonderry
  • University of Ulster (Learning Resource Centre) - Jordanstown
  • University of Ulster (Molecular Bioscience Centre) - Coleraine
  • Queen's University (Whitla Hall) - Belfast

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