Lyndsay Road School, Glasnevin, Dublin
Following the announcement by the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills of the school's Summer Works Scheme for 2011, Hamilton Young Architects made ten applications on behalf of schools in Sligo, Mayo and Dublin before the deadline in January.
The purpose of the Summer Works Scheme is to provide funding to individual school authorities to undertake small-scale building works which, ideally, can be carried out during the summer months to avoid disrupting the operation of the school. Under the terms of the Scheme, school authorities are empowered to manage these works with guidance from, and minimal interaction, with the Department.
Over the past number of years HYA have helped schools successfully obtain funding for a wide variety of projects including the replacement of windows, re-roofing works and upgrading toilet facilities. The publication of the successful list of applicant schools is expected in March 2011.