Lisburn firm secures contracts worth more than £5m

Work has started on site at Broadbridge Primary School, Eglinton.
Work has started on site at Broadbridge Primary School, Eglinton.

TAL has been awarded two major school building a refurbishment contracts valued at £5.1m.

The Lisburn-based building and civil engineering firm will deliver a new £2.8m Creative and Expressive Art facility at St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena by undertaking the refurbishment of the listed former convent building and constructing a two-storey extension. And a £2.3m contract at Broadbridge Primary School in Eglinton will provide a new 10 class base extension and new Sports Hall facility. The existing school building will also be refurbished to provide additional classrooms, administration/staff facilities, school meals accommodation and a library.

Moya Fitzpatrick, Bid Manager at TAL said: “We are delighted to have secured these education sector contracts which are core to our plans to grow the firm by developing our portfolio in different sectors. These projects will provide long awaited new and enhanced education facilities for pupils and staff.”

The projects are two of 12 at schools across Northern Ireland which are to share the £35m funding from the School Enhancement Programme (SEP) announced in February.

Earlier this year TAL was awarded a £1.3m contract at Sacred Heart Grammar School in Newry which is also on site.

Other projects delivered by TAL recently include Portico Arts and Heritage Centre – Restoration of the Grade A listed Portaferry Presbyterian Church, Serum Production Facility at Randox Science Park and The Museum of Orange Heritage. The firm is also on site at Altnagelvin Area Hospital constructing Northern Ireland’s first health and wellbeing campus.