Rapid Build Schools

Rapid Build Schools Programme Portlaoise

Mota‑Engil Ireland Construction (MEIC) successfully pre‑qualified, and was awarded the contract for the design and construction of two schools; Maynooth ETNS and St Francis SS, with an estimated total value of 12.3 million euros.

The projects fell under the Department of Education’s National Rapid Build Schools Programmes 2017-2019. MEIC were one of the limited approved contractors in the supply chain to deliver the projects within the framework. The requirement for the rapid construction of this programme implies the adoption of prefabricated solutions in reinforced concrete for the entire structure, with self‑supporting walls and slabs of the hollow core type.

 

 

LOT 3 – MAYNOOTH ETNS

This project is located at Celbridge Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Lot 3 consisted of the design and construction of a new primary school building with two floors and 18 classrooms and the demolition of the existing school structure. The work was carried out in two phases:

 

  • Phase 1: Construction of a two‑storey building with 1,820 m², 8 classrooms, a 495 m² wing dedicated to special needs unit (SNU), including mechanical and electrical installations and external work and occupation of the building executed in phase 1.
  • Phase 2: Demolition of the existing building and the construction of a two‑storey building with 885 m2, 8 classrooms, including the structure connecting to the building built in Phase 1.

Maynooth ETNS Project Specs/Details:

  • Gross Area: 3,155 m2
  • Exterior walls: 1,800 m2
  • Prefabricated Elements (Walls): 4,600 m2
  • Metal Framework: 40 tons SPANS: 640 m2
  • Interior Flooring: 1,760 m2
  • Concrete: 620 m3 Reinforcements: 120 tons

The official handover of Maynooth School Phase 2 took place on the 4th of May 2021, followed by receipt of Certificate of Substantial Completion.

LOT 4 – ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL

This project is located in Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland. Lot 4 consisted of the design and construction of a new two‑storey primary school building, including 12 special needs classrooms with an area of 2,912 m2, including all mechanical and electrical installation work, earthworks, external work and parking with capacity for 44 vehicles along with the demolition of the existing school building. In this project, the requirement for rapid construction of the programme also implied the adoption of prefabricated solutions in reinforced concrete for the entire structure, similar to that of Maynooth School.

St. Francis Portlaoise Project Specs/Details:

  • Gross Area: 3,557 m2
  • Exterior Walls: 2,200 m2
  • Prefabricated Elements (Walls): 5,050 m2
  • Metal Framework: 26 tons SPANS: 630 m2
  • Interior Flooring: 1,930 m2
  • Concrete: 455 m3 Reinforcements: 50 tons

The official handover of Portlaoise School took place on the 13th of May 2021, followed by receipt of Certificate of Substantial Completion.

Client

Department of Education

Date

August 2018- May 2021

Contract Value

€ 5,942,460

Location

Maynooth and Portlaoise

Date

July 7, 2009