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Abbeyfeale Community College
Client : Department of Education & Skills
Value : €14.6m
On 2 June 2010, the Department of Education and Skills announced the signing of the contract for the provision of six new schools with Macquarie Partnerships for Ireland (MPFI). These six schools provide places for over 4,700 pupils and make up the second bundle of PPP schools projects delivered under the Department's Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme.
Abbeyfeale Community College is part of this second bundle of PPP Schools. As part of the PPP team Sisk were involved in the project from concept stage and worked with the project team to develop the design and provide a fixed price lump sum at close of tender.
The College is created from the amalgamation of three schools to form one main post primary facility that accommodates 850 students. The site for the new school is located just off the main street in Abbeyfeale and the two storey school accommodates 23 classrooms, 29 specialist classrooms, special needs unit, library, staff/administration areas, sports hall, store areas, toilets and ancillary areas. The development is designed to ensure best possible value in terms of education, organisation, operation, extended use for the community and sustainability.
External facilities include a full size GAA pitch, 6 hard surface playing areas, vehicular/pedestrian access, car park, cycle parking areas, bus and car park set down areas. The total gross floor area of the school is 9,065m2.