December 10th 2018 – Update
Construction Update December 10 2018
Construction well underway on Multi-Million Euro Coláiste Chiaráin School Campus
To date, the site has been cleared entirely and the footprint of the new school building and playing pitches are clearly visible as this project begins to take shape. All perimeter fencing and hoarding has been installed. Preparatory ground works have commenced for the construction of 3 full sized playing pitches for GAA, Rugby and Soccer. The installation of critical infrastructure such as storm water drainage is also underway. Currently, works are underway on the significant stage of excavating and installing the foundations for the main school building.
The Acting Principal Mr. Gerard O’Sullivan is extremely positive in relation to current progress and confirmed that “the developments on site are very welcome and are generating great excitement and enthusiasm among the whole school community”. Commenting on the new school campus, Mr. O’Sullivan observed that “the aerial photography really demonstrates the scale of this development. The new school building is in a wonderful setting adjacent to Croom Orthopaedic Hospital and the size and scale of the school campus is being greeted with much optimism and excitement from current and prospective students and parents alike. The students currently enrolling for admission in September 2019 will make history by being the first cohort of students to enrol into our new state of the art campus”.
The new school development will consist of a 2-storey building of almost 10,000m² designed by Healy Partner Architects. The main contractor MMD, appointed in June, is a Cork-based construction company which has a wide range of experience and expertise in many types of construction projects, including schools.
The campus will incorporate over 60 teaching spaces which will facilitate delivery of the widest-possible curriculum to 850 students. The development of pitches and external play areas on the site, together with a full-sized PE Hall will enable a diverse range of extra-curricular activities on the new school campus. In addition, the inclusion as part of the project of a Special Education Needs Unit will ensure that the educational needs of the entire school community are met.
The total value of the building project will be between €15 and €20 million and construction is slated for completion in the final quarter of 2019.
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