Hayes Higgins Partnership provided Civil and Structural Engineering Services and Design and Supervision Services for this project which was constructed under the Government Departments and Local Authorities Form of Contract.

The project consisted of the construction of a primary school building comprising of 1 No. 8 Classroom, two storey building with support teaching spaces and ancillary accommodation with a total floor area of 1100m² on a site with an overall area of 10,550m². The site works to the school grounds involved of the provision of cycle storage, bin stores, ball courts, project gardens, landscaping and boundary treatment and all other associated site development works. The works to the remainder of the site consisted of the provision of 22No. car parking spaces, drop-off and pick-up facilities.


Name of Project: Accelerated School - Rochestown, Mounthovel, Co. Cork

Means of Procurement: Design and Build

Client: Department of Education & Skills


The success of this Rapid Build Schools project was built around the speed in which the structure was erected and then how quickly the internal finishes could logically commence without jeopardising quality.

To achieve these goals rapid construction techniques were used as well as aggressive methods of programming and co-ordination of the works. Hayes Higgins Partnership have extensive experience delivering Rapid Schools and were able to apply this knowledge to complete this school on time and to a high standard of finish.

Description of Role:

Civil and Structural Engineering Services and Design and Supervision Services

Dates of Involvement:


Design Team:

Architect: Opperman Associates

Civil & Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership

Project Manager: ABM Construction

Main Contractor: ABM Construction