Scoil Mhuire National School, Saggart, Co. Dublin.

The Design & Build of a new school consisting of 24 no. new classrooms, 2 no. Special Needs Unit classrooms, General Purpose Hall, Library/Resources Room, Staff Room, 3 no. ball courts, Junior Play area gardens & landscaping boundary treatments.  New roundabout and set down area, disabled parking and teacher parking provision.

The design and build consortium planned a fast-track on-site construction duration of 32 weeks. With an area of 4558 sq. m and 24 no. classrooms, this was one of four school new-build contracts awarded to ABM by the Department of Education and Skills Rapid Build Programme.

In July 2013, the Department of Education and Skills prioritised funding to facilitate the construction of schools in rapidly developing areas such as Saggart, Co. Dublin.  Scoil Mhuire National School was tendered on a design and build basis in October 2013. It was intended that the school would be operational by the start of the school term in September 2014/15. The commencement date was 20th January 2014 and construction of the school was completed within a 32-week programme.


  • Contractors Representative
  • Design and Construction team leader
  • To manage the design team members in the development and co-ordination of rapid build construction techniques and to ensure that the relevant information was available to achieve both the rapid start on site date and to adhere to the fast track programme
  • Sanctioning of all design decisions to ensure these were solutions which could achieve the rapid build programme
  • Ensuring that the design development adhered to the procurement and manufacture schedules, in particular the off-site production programme for the Kingspan panellised system used
  • Responsibility for all on-site construction activities
  • Responsibility for the management and co-ordination of health and safety matters on-site in our role as PSCS
  • Responsibility for the delivery of the project to a tight schedule including the commissioning and compliance with Schedule A of the DoES requirements for handover