BAM to design and build four schools in Dublin and Cork

WCN Editorial Team 27 Oct 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Ireland in a joint venture (JV) with Glasgiven Contracts has been contracted to design and build four new national schools in Dublin and Cork.

The contracts were awarded as part of Ireland’s Department of Education Design and Build Framework Schools Bundle.

Three schools will be located in Ballinteer, Cherrywood and Knocklyon in County Dublin, and the fourth one will be built at Carrs Hill, Douglas, County Cork.

Covering an area of 4,426m2, Ballinteer Educate Together National School (ETNS) will be developed on the grounds of St Tiernan’s Community College.

This project will see the construction of a two-storey building with 16 classrooms of which two classrooms will be dedicated for children with special educational needs.

Ballinteer school project also includes construction of a green roof and two ball courts.

Additionally, BAM Glasgiven JV will also build a 1,207m2 two-storey sports facility for St Tiernan’s Community School.

Cherrywood ETNS will be built at Tully Park and will be spread across 4,510m2 area, with 24 classrooms located on the second and third floors of the building. The school also includes two-classroom units for children with special educational requirements.

The school that will be developed at Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna school in Knocklyon, will be a three-storey building covering 2,833m2 area.

Upon completion, it will have a total of 16 classrooms, a library, ball courts and a roof garden. The existing school will remain open during the construction period.

The fourth school, Douglas Rochestown ETNS, at Carrs Hill in Cork will be a multi-storey building with 4,635m2 area.

It will have a total of 24 classrooms, with a three-classroom unit being allocated for children with special educational needs.

As part of this project, BAM Glasgiven JV will also provide a new access road off the Carrigaline Road, with a set-down area.

The project also involves development of 47 car parking spaces, rainwater harvesting, surface water attenuation, photovoltaic panels and more.

Construction works have already been initiated at the four sites and are expected to be completed by the end of next year.

Once complete, the four schools will have a capacity to accommodate more than 2,000 students.

BAM Ireland CEO Theo Cullinane said: “The Department of Education are a valued client and we are delighted to be delivering 80 new classrooms in Dublin and Cork for primary school children to be educated in buildings that rival any educational facility in the country.”

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The four schools will be built in Dublin and Cork. Credit: BAM.

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