The McAvoy Group were appointed as principal contractors for the design & build of West Hill Special School. The new school, which will incorporate classrooms, teaching training areas, a food technology room, a library and staffroom, is connecting two separated buildings currently on site.
Construction of the new school building began in January 2017, at McAvoy's manufacturing facility in Lisburn. McAvoy were on site on 21st March 2017 to begin installation of the bespoke modules, with the project on schedule to be handed over on 8th August. Due to an offset height difference of 870mm from one existing building to the other, McAvoy was able to incorporate a ramped gradient within the design, nullifying the height difference. McAvoy is facing a number of other challenges on this project, namely the need to use a neighbouring school for access, which along with the two current buildings on site, are all live.