Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Contract signed for new Castlerock National School

Vincent Lee & Brendan Henry, Kilcawley Construction; Trevor McDaid; Fr. John Glynn & Patricia Gawley, Castlerock NS.

The Board of Management of Castlerock National School near Aclare has signed a contract with Kilcawley Construction, Sligo, for the construction of a new state of the art primary school facility which will be located on green field site at Drummartin, at the junction of the Tubbercurry/Ballina Road with the Aclare Road.

The official contract signing took place on 18th May at the offices of Hamilton Young Architects in Sligo. Work is expected to start by the end of the month and the school is due to be completed by December this year.

According to the school’s Principal, Patricia Gawley, “the new building will provide much improved facilities for both the pupils and staff for many years to come.” Ms. Gawley also paid tribute to school's Board of Management, the parents and to the school’s hard working fund raising committee.

The Chairperson of the Board, Fr.John Glynn, wished to acknowledge “the efforts and support of our local politicians in getting the project to where it is today”.

Hamilton Young Architects are the architects that designed the building and they will also oversee the construction of the project. Project architect, Trevor McDaid said, “The new school will comprise three classrooms, a general purpose hall, library/resource room, a staff room, an office, as well as all the usual ancillary accommodation. The project also includes a new grass playing field, a ball court and play areas, as well as a staff/visitor car park and a proper lay-by at the front of the school for the safe set-down and picking up of the pupils. The site itself will be well landscaped in a combination of shrubs and trees providing an attractive overall environment for all the users.”

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