Glasgiven contracts accept award for €20M secondary school in Dublin

Thomas Malone, national roofing manager at Kingspan Insulation, presents the Education Project of the Year award to Liam Murphy & Colm Rodgers, Glasgiven Contracts and Francis Carroll, MCOH Architects
Kelly McAllister

A CO Down contractor has picked up an award for a €20 million secondary school in Dublin at this year's Irish construction industry awards.

Glasgiven Contracts Ltd in Annalong (and with a base in Dublin) is one of Ireland's leading construction firms, and its successful design and build project Le Cheile Secondary School won the 2018 title of 'education project of the year'.

The state of the art facility in Tyrrelstown is Ireland's newest Catholic secondary school in 30 years.

The project included the creation of a special educational needs unit and sensory garden, specialist rooms, an all-weather playing pitch, 3G lightings and changing facilities.

Due to a delay in works starting on site, rapid build techniques and procedures had to be adopted to fast track completion of the works.

Liam Murphy, Glasgiven Contracts' managing director, said: “To win this award is a great achievement for our company and the project design team.

"It is culmination of our 30 years experience in school building and 15 years experience in design and build education projects throughout Ireland.

“It is also a fitting tribute to our late director William Smith, who was involved in the success of this project.”

Glasgiven specialises in a range of areas including education, health and social and private housing.

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