14.09.2022 / Main Category

Completion of Phase 1 – Edmund Rice College, Carpenterstown

Edmund Rice College is a co-educational voluntary secondary school on the lands of Phoenix Park Racecourse, Castleknock, Dublin 15.  Construction started on this project in June of 2021 and the turning of the soil ceremony was led by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar in whose constituency this a state-of-the-art school is located.

The design and build school, once completed will accommodate 1000 pupils each school year and will boast a PE hall, general purpose area, ancillary teaching, staff accommodation and four special needs units.  The building is a part three-storey, part two-storey school built over an area of 11,265sq.m.  The project was set to be delivered on a phase basis and we are delighted to see phase one of this amazing project complete just in time for the new academic year.  The school was thrilled to welcome 5th and 6th year students to the school on September 5th to begin the first ever senior school cycle in the new building.

Technology such as BIM 360 and Openspace was crucial throughout this project.  BIM 360 gave the team a cloud system that allowed for all office-based documents and data to be viewed on the construction site using an iPad, allowing quick access to submittals, O&M’s, warranty information, etc.  Openspace allowed the team to capture and upload 360° construction photos of the project that documented progress and served as a remote visual aid for the project team.

Edmund Rice College is at the heart of a brilliant community in Dublin 15.  The school located in the Castleknock area will be the focal point as it is bound by the St. Brigid’s GAA club to the north and west and by a new large housing development to the south and east.  We look forward to the inaugural open night of the school on September 28, 2022.  Phase two of this project is well underway, progress is going extremely well with the build and we are looking to complete the handover by the end of the year.