Gaelscoil Éanna – New Build


Gaelscoil & Naíscoil Éanna is seeking to deliver a new 7No. classroom primary school and nursery unit to replace the existing school on the Hightown Road, Glengormley.  Given the site constraints of the existing school, along with the expansion size criteria to deliver a new school and nursery to required Department of Education standards, it is not physically possible to deliver the new school and nursery on its present site. It, therefore, requires a new site.


Gaelscoil & Naíscoil Éanna is seeking to deliver the proposed development on a new site very close to the existing school/nursery, on lands circa 245 metres south of the existing St. Enda’s GAC, Hightown Road, Glengormley.  The proposed site presently consists of an agricultural field.  The proposed school and nursery building is proposed to be located to the west of the St. Enda’s GAC pitch and sports hall development. 

Details of School/Nursery Building 

The proposed development seeks to provide a single storey primary school and nursery unit building.  The school and nursery will comprise: 7No. classrooms; a playroom, a multi-purpose hall and a library.  It will also include several additional ancillary rooms, including administration and office spaces, student and staff toilets, external and internal storage areas, resource areas, school meals accommodation areas, multi-purpose rooms, plant areas and general circulation space. There will also be secure outdoor play space.

The orientation of the school and nursery, along with the natural slope of the landform, shelter it from prevailing south westerly and cold northernly winds. Classrooms face into the secure playground area with ancillary accommodation facing into public areas. The multi-purpose hall is accessible from the public area to allow it to be used after school hours for community events.

Building Finishes, Materials and Landscaping 

Materials Key: 1. Block Walls with Render & Paint 2. Aluminium Double Glazed Windows 3. Aluminium Double Glazed Curtain Walling 4. Reinforced Bitumen Roof Membrane 5. Rooflights 6. Blue Engineering Brick Base 7. Galvanised Steel Railings 8. Timber Fencing & Gates

Blocks of planting will be carefully positioned to provide an attractive local landscape setting for the school building with planting softening and framing views from the main entrances to the school building. 

Access and Parking 

Access is proposed to be taken via the existing road to Hightown Road, which is proposed to be extended to the school site.  Car parking will be provided, including disabled spaces, along with a set down/pick-up circulation area and a bus parking space.  

Aerial Flythrough (Video)

Online Public Consultation Exhibit

Submissions for this ‘Online Public Consultation Exhibit’ have now closed.


Further Details 

Details and further information can be obtained from Tetra Tech Consulting (NI) Ltd and d-on Architects Ltd via the following methods:

1. In Writing:

Tetra Tech Consulting (NI) Ltd
1 Locksley Business Park
Montgomery Road

d-on Architects Ltd
Unit 2
Conway Mill
5-7 Conway Street
BT13 2DE

2. By Email:  (Tetra Tech Consulting (NI) Ltd) or (d-on Architects Ltd)

3. By Telephone: between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday: 07788913797/028 9070 6069 (Tetra Tech Consulting (NI) Ltd) or 028 9024 8144 (d-on Architects Ltd)

Please note that any comments made to Tetra Tech Consulting (NI) Ltd or d-on Architects Ltd in respect of the proposals are not representations to the local planning authority.  If a planning application is subsequently submitted to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, public advertisement and neighbour notification will be undertaken at that juncture and you will have the opportunity to make a formal representation to the planning application at that time. 

Please note that in providing any comments on the development proposals you are agreeing for your personal information to be used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.