A computer generated image of the new St Ronan's building.
It is hoped that contractors for the new St Ronan's College building will be on site before the end of the year, the Education Minister has said.
Michelle McIlveen was responding to a question Upper Bann SDLP MLA, Dolores Kelly.
Work is already underway for the new campus on the site of the the former St Michael’s Grammar school on Cornakinnegar Road.
The £30m school will have room for 1,750 pupils and will be three storeys to the front, reducing to two storeys with one storey for the Design and Technology suite.
It will also house two new grass playing fields, one new synthetic playing field an associated changing pavilion, tennis courts, car parking and dedicated bus parking.
Mrs Kelly asked the Minister when will the building contractor would be appointed for the new build; and when the building contractors plan to move on site.
Responding, Ms McIlveen said, “A letter of offer has been made to the selected tenderer. The mandatory standstill period will now apply before an appointment can be made.
“The St Ronan’s College project is a Design & Construct contract, therefore the first task for the appointed Integrated Supply Team (IST) will be to complete the RIBA Stage 4 design (Technical Design & Pre-construction Services).
“Assuming the contract is finalised in the next few weeks it is anticipated that the IST would move on site on completion of the Stage 4 design before the end of 2021.”