Project Summary

The Castlepollard Community College is a co-educational second level school in Co. Westmeath who provide their students with a school environment which promotes 21st century learning.

To prepare for rise in student enrolments over the next two years, the client, Longford Westmeath ETB required modular classrooms that would be completed in time for new students starting the college in September. McAvoy was appointed due to an acknowledged reputation for delivering high-quality modular buildings within the education sector and being able to respond and deliver within tight timeframes.

FacilitySmartClass modular classrooms

Building Size300m2

LocationCastlepollard, Co. Westmeath

Time on Site6 weeks

The offsite Solution

Four 59.3sqm open plan SmartClass modular classrooms were delivered onsite with 80% of the works already completed at our 70,000 sq ft purpose-built facility, this included and features an Air Sourced Heat Pump in accordance with NZEB requirements. The project was completed within 16 weeks and was delivered on time and to budget.

Harnessing innovation

This project also included early adoption of BIM due to the short deadline which allowed the project to be seen and reviewed in its entirety, identifying any issues at the design stage, and providing the client with a solution.


Our SmartClass modular building options are ideal for classrooms, classroom blocks, nurseries, or admin buildings.

They have been meticulously designed and created for the education sector – and can be configured to meet the requirements of the ever-evolving education sector in terms of whole-life costs, sustainability, flexibility, and overall quality.

Our SmartClass range, which incorporates the very latest in technology-led design, boasts superior thermal performance, enhanced air tightness and U values that exceed current performance requirements. With a 90-minute plus fire rating floor to floor and a 60-minute plus fire rating inside to outside, complemented by A2 non-combustible cladding, insulation, and roofing, every SmartClass building is industry-leading. For added design versatility they come in three compatible and interchangeable module sizes and offer a stackable configuration of up to three storeys.



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