Development of former Foyle College site in Derry under way

Work is underway to demolish “non-listed” structures on the old Foyle College site on the Duncreggan Road.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 8:25 am

Ulster University purchased the site in January 2019, but works did not get under way until earlier this year.

Many of the non-listed structures have already been demolished and cleared, but the future purpose of the site has not yet been decided.

Speaking about the works, a spokesperson for Ulster University said: “We are exploring options for the lands in line with our wider estates strategy and our vision for the Magee campus.

Ongoing demolition work at the old Foyle College senior school on the Duncreggan Road. DER2108GS – 027

“Current work on site consists of the demolition of non-listed structures.”

In December 2020, Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan appealed to Ulster University to address chronic parking shortages in the area around the Magee campus, which followed on from an appeal to use the acquired land at Duncreggan Road to facilitate a free temporary parking arrangement.

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Ongoing demolition work at the old Foyle College senior school on the Duncreggan Road. DER2108GS – 026