Sod turn takes place for Ashton Comprehensive School, Cork
Date: 10 May 2012
From left to right: David Duggan, Director of Duggan Brothers, John Deane, Chairman of the Board of Management, Adrian Landen, School Principal, Keith Williams, Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend, Kevin Holmes, Newenham Mulligan & Associatesclick to enlarge
In May 2012 construction started on the €6.5m refurbishment and extension of Ashton Comprehensive School, one of the best known schools in Cork, Ireland.
Located on the Blackrock Road in a residential suburb of Cork City this school will be developed into a new three storey school building. The development will have a new build element integrated into part of the existing building. The retained aspects of the existing buildings will be refurbished and will include the sports hall and the areas of the listed buildings. When complete the new school will have a floor area of 3,950m².
Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend has been appointed to act as cost manager for the refurbishment and extension along with architects Newenham Mulligan & Associates, engineers Callaghan Engineering and Mott MacDonald and health and safety consultants OLM Consultancy.
Students and staff were delighted to hear Principal Adrian Landen announce the project, sanctioned by Education Minister Ruairi Quinn, which will provide continuity for generations of Ashton students into the future.
Greta Nagle, Associate Director of Healy Kelly Turner & Townsend commented, “The design team and contractor are working closely with the Board of Management to ensure this project is delivered successfully.
The main teaching block is to be retained and fully operational during the construction period. Once the new school has been completed the old school will be demolished and new hard playing areas will be constructed in its place.”
It is anticipated that construction will be completed by September 2013.
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