Hayes Higgins Partnership provided Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services for this project . The works consisted of the replacement of an existing school building with a new full 8 classroom school, relocation and removal of temporary prefabs, demolition of existing school building and outbuildings and associated site works. The new school building comprises of 8 classrooms, GP Hall, Library, Set Rooms, Offices, Multi-Purpose Room, Staff Room and Ancillary Accommodation with an area of 1,492sq.m. The site works were completed in phases and comprised of car parking, new vehicular set down area, new basketball courts, new hard play area, new paths and associated landscaping, new perimeter fence to selected boundaries, front boundary wall and entrance gates with school signage.

Phase one:

  • Construction of a new single storey building, with an overall floor area of 1492m2 with:
    • 8 classrooms
    • Large GP hall
    • Bespoke Library
    • SET rooms
    • Offices
    • Multipurpose rooms
    • Staff rooms
    • Ancillary accommodation

Phase two:

Demolition of the existing school building, with on overall floor area of 750m2 within the summer months period, to allow change over from old to new at the beginning of the new school year. The process included:

  • Removal and relocating existing temporary accommodation
  • Complete demolition of existing building.

Phase three:

Completion of all associated site works which included

  • Car parks & Vehicular set down areas
  • Basketball courts & Perimeter fencing
  • Hard and soft play areas
  • Footpaths & Landscaping
  • Front and rear stone clad boundary walls
  • Entrance gates
  • Signage


Name of Project: St. Buite's National School

Location: Tenure, Dunleer, Co. Louth

Client: The Department of Education and Skills

Description of Role:
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services 
Completion Date:

September 2016


Design Team:

Architect: Jan Van Dijk Architects

Main Contractor: MEIC

Quantity Surveyor: McGahon Surveyors

Civil & Structural: Waterman Moylan