Dublin’s Kingswood School turns the sod for new 1,000 pupil facility
Kingswood Secondary School, a new scheme designed by ARPL which will provide facilities for 1,000 pupils in Dublin, celebrated an important milestone on 20th September with a ‘sod-turning’ ceremony marking the start of construction works.
A number of local, national and EU elected representatives joined staff and students to mark the start of the school which is being designed to trial new standards for future educational buildings in Ireland.
Waterman Moylan has been appointed to provide civil and structural engineering services from master planning to completion of construction for the school. Engineering services have also been provided for the provision of a temporary school on the site, which opened its doors in 2016.
Eoghan Loughery, Associate at Waterman Moylan, commented; “We are very proud to be involved from the inception of the scheme and we look forward to playing an ongoing role in the Department of Education and Skills’ ambitions to create new school facilities to meet the requirements of expanding communities.”
The school’s principal, Deborah Dunne, said in an interview with The Echo; “We’re expecting a huge intake of students. We’ve already allocated places for 2018 and we will open up allocations for 2019 in November.”
Kingswood Secondary School is due to be completed in 2019.