This project consists of a 24 classroom school and associated site works with an area of 4558sq metres. The school also includes a two class base Special Needs Unit, General Purpose room, library / resource room, teacher’s room and other ancillary accommodation. The site works to the school grounds involved of the provision of 3No ball court, Bike shed, 1No junior play area gardens & landscaping boundary treatments. A new roundabout and set down area, disabled parking and teacher parking was also provided.The design and build consortium planned a fast-track on-site construction duration of 32 weeks. Hayes Higgins Partnership provided Civil and Structural services for this project.
In July 2013, the Department of Education and Skills prioritised funding to facilitate the construction of schools in rapidly developing areas such as Saggart, Co. Dublin. Scoil Mhuire National School was tendered on a design and build basis for the new 24 classrooms, 2 SNU classrooms with GP hall in October 2013. It was intended that the school would be operational by the start of the school term in September 2014/15. The commencement date was 20th January 2014 and construction of the school was completed within a 32-week programme.
In accordance with the Department of Education and Skills school specification, the building was constructed to facilitate a passive environment entailing light sensitive light fittings, excellent natural daylight, natural ventilation, air infiltration and water efficiency. The Building energy rating survey was carried out in September 2014 which resulted in the building receiving a highly sustainable building energy rating band of A3.
Civil and Structural Services
Civil and Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Design and Construction Team Leader: ABM Construction
Architect: Opperman Associates