Client: Board of Management Bunscoil McAuley Rice

Architect: John P Delaney Architects

Value: € 3,000,000

Location: Callan

Description: Construction of new two storey 16 Classroom Generic Repeat Design (GRD) school, 2475 sq.m on the grounds of an existing school. Each of the classrooms has their own ensuite and wet area. Additional areas include a library/resource room with movable wall, GP Room with stage, 3 special education rooms, staff canteen, plus storage areas, toilets, etc. Access to each floor by way of both stairwells and internal lift. Phase 1 included the new build of the school, new pedestrian entrance, 3 basketball courts, wet pour activity area, bicycle stands & shelter, footpaths, landscaping, disabled access ramps, external wc and large storage shed.

Phase 2 was the demolition of the old school, new carpark and entrance gates and new hurling pitch, plus the boring of a well.

The school remained live throughout the project. The construction of the new school took 10 ½ months with the demolition and new car park completed within 1 ½ months – total project – 12 months.