St Ambrose High construction progresses
August 8 2011
Main contractor Balfour Beatty is behind the £44m project which will replace the existing St Ambrose and Drumpark High Schools and six community football pitches.
The development is taking place on former landfill and industrial land – more recently reclaimed as parkland and designated as greenbelt.
This has necessitated construction of a complex below ground drainage system – implemented by international materials company Saint-Gobain.
The choice of location has proven controversial locally with some fearing potential harmful impact of the below ground conditions on the health of pupils.
Council planner Jim Logue stressed at the time that the park represented; “the only suitable site in the catchment area.”
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