This Project involved the phased refurbishment of the existing junior comprehensive School at Ballymun Road, Dublin 9. The refurbishment works included stripping back the existing school to a shell with roof remaining and re-fitting out including replacement of mechanical and electrical services and the construction of a new entrance hall and social areas. The works were completed in two phases with school operating in half of the original building during phase 1 and then moving into the refurbishment section to allow the remainder of the work to be carried out.
Particular Challenges: The main challenge was that work was being done in phases with part of the building functioning as a school at all times which involved major safety and co-ordination issues. Complete and definable segregation was maintained between building operations and the public at all times and the work was completed without any safety incidents involving pupils and staff.