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Sinn Féin welcome College announcement for Springvale.

18 August, 2010 - by Sue Ramsey


Sinn Féin MLA for West Belfast and member of the Education and Learning Committee at Stormont has welcomed the announcement that a £15million campus is to be built by Belfast Metropolitan College at the Springvale site in West Belfast. Speaking today Ms Ramsey said:

“This is announcement is a massive plus for West and North Belfast. At a site that has gone under utilised for far too long we now see a multi million pound development that will bring jobs, education and a new footfall to this area which will be a huge boost for the local economy.

“However we must now see how this campus fits in to the overall Belfast Metropolitan Colleges plan for Belfast. This facility must complement and not compete with the nearby campuses ensuring that there is service delivery and increased social inclusion for North and West Belfast.

“The history of this site has not been a happy one for projects not being delivered upon. We look forward to seeing the timeframe and development plan and how the college will engage with the local community in order to maximise its benefit.”

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