Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is delighted to announce the appointment of a main contractor to construct the new Coláiste Chiaráin on a greenfield site at Croom.
In welcoming the announcement, Chief Executive, George O’Callaghan, said: “While there have been long delays and twists and turns in getting to this point, this a special day for the Coláiste Chiaráin school community. I would like to thank all those involved; staff, students and their parents, members of the Board of Management, local public representatives and the local community for their commitment and perseverance in ensuring that the project would be brought to fruition.”
The main contractor will be MMD , a Cork-based construction company which has a wide range of experience and expertise in many types of construction projects, including schools. The new school development on the 22acre (8.9 hectares) site at Skagh, Croom, consists of a two-storey building of almost 10,000m², incorporating over 60 teaching spaces, which will facilitate delivery of the widest-possible curriculum.
The development of pitches and external play areas on the site together with a full-sized PE Hall will provide for a diverse range of extra-curricular activities. In addition, the inclusion as part of the project of a Special Education Needs Unit will ensure that the educational needs of the entire school community are met.
The value of the building project will be between €15 and €20 million and will greatly enhance the social and economic infrastructure of Croom and the surrounding area.