Bird’s eye view:Foyle College new build

Pictured at the cutting of the first sod on the site of the new Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School buildings at Caw: Mildred Garfield, Governor, John Manning, BoG chairman Ebrington PS, Mark Durkan MP, Luke Pentland, pupil, Nigel Dougherty, Principal Ebrington PS, Barry Mulholland, Regional Managing Director, Education Authority, Jessica Smallwoods, the youngest P1 pupil, and Irene Stone, Vice-Principal. INLS2215-111KM
Pictured at the cutting of the first sod on the site of the new Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School buildings at Caw: Mildred Garfield, Governor, John Manning, BoG chairman Ebrington PS, Mark Durkan MP, Luke Pentland, pupil, Nigel Dougherty, Principal Ebrington PS, Barry Mulholland, Regional Managing Director, Education Authority, Jessica Smallwoods, the youngest P1 pupil, and Irene Stone, Vice-Principal. INLS2215-111KM

Footage of the new build site for Foyle College and the new Ebrington Primary School has been posted online.

The footage was taken using a drone and lasts for two minutes and 44 seconds.

The drone takes the viewer over the site where heavy plant machinery can be seen at work, and the shape of the buildings are beginning to emerge.

Work started on the new £31m shared campus for Foyle College and Ebrington Primary School.

Foyle College is to relocate from its existing building on the Northland Road and Ebrington Primary School will also move from its present location at Lapwing Way.

Work on the shared site is due for completion in 2017.

Foyle College has been in the process of acquiring a new home for the past 20 years.

The school will be 400 years old in 2017 and up to 1,400 pupils are expected to attend the two schools.

The first phase of the project, which includes the primary school and energy centre, is due to be completed by September 2016.

The school will include two moderate learning difficulties speech and language units and a double nursery.

The second phase will include new teaching accommodation, grass pitches, synthetic tennis courts and a 3G pitch.

To view the video click on the image.