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

Thornleigh Educate Together National School project consisted of one school extension of circa 1800m² and associated siteworks. The school includes a 10 general classroom extension over 2 levels, a General Purpose room which is utilised both by the School and the Community, Staff Areas, Offices, Library, Special Education Tuition Rooms, Home School Liaison Room and Ancillary Accommodation. The siteworks include for 2No. ball courts, 1 new junior play court, grassed play areas and playing pitch, landscaping, pedestrian and vehicle access roads, car park and link road.


Name of Project: Accelerated School - Thornleigh Educate Together National School, Swords, Co. Dublin

Means of Procurement: GCCC

Client: DoES


This project was one of ten Design and Build schools tendered in 2012 under the Rapid Build Schools Delivery Programme. Construction commenced on site on the 10th of Januray, 2011 and was substantially completed on the 31st of August, 2011 prior to start of the 11/12 academic year. 

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. 

Description of Role:

Civil Structural Engineering Services

Dates of Involvement:


Design Team:

Architect: Opperman Associates

Civil & Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership

Design Team lead: ABM Construction

Main Contractor: ABM Construction