Project Summary

The McAvoy Group successfully completed a new 530m2 classroom facility at Naas Community College which was required to address a growing demand for education places in the Naas area. The project requirements were centred on increasing capacity for the existing College and providing larger classrooms & specialist rooms in line with Department room size guidelines. The original school building was built in the 1990’s and had reached its maximum designed capacity

FacilityClassroom Block

Building Size530m2

LocationCo. Kildare

Time on Site20 weeks

PartnersMCOH Architects

The Offsite Solution

In order to keep up with current & future demand, a solution had to be achieved that allowed for a fast-paced response whilst not compromising on quality of build & design. An offsite solution was chosen due to the tight construction programme, and reduced time on site which ensured minimal disruption to the local community. All modules were constructed offsite, enabling the majority of the works to be completed in a factory-controlled environment, providing a safer workng environment and ensuring greater quality control. With work in the factory and on site happening simultaneously the construction programme was reduced and the classroom facilities were fully operational within 20 weeks. The McAvoy Group was responsible for the turnkey solution including all site works, sub structure, service connections, water attenuation system, landscaping, fencing etc. This project also had many sustainable features installed that included and Air Sourced Heat Pump, solar panels fitted to roof area and underground water storage tanks for Rainwater harvesting.

Project Challenges

This project is one of a number schemes that McAvoy delivered for the Department of Education & Skills during the Coronavirus pandemic, and despite the challenges of various restrictions during this period the project was completed on time and within budget.

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