First sod turned at Ashbourne Education Campus

The first sod has been turned on the development of a new €15.25 million education complex in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Operations Director at Western, Declan McCloskey, joined students from Colaiste De Lacy, politician and other local dignitaries to officially launch the on-site construction of the new campus.

Three schools, Colaiste De Lacy, Ashbourne Educate Together National School and Gaelscoil na Mí, will be built under the 2015 Rapid Build School Delivery programme, for the Department of Education and Skills, on the campus. Work on the site of the development has already begun with site clearance over recent weeks.

The recently established Colaiste De Lacy, Ashbourne will be provided with a new 450 pupil Post Primary School. The school will be developed to include a general purpose hall, a library and resource room and a special needs unit.

Ashbourne Educate Together will be provided with a new 16 classroom National School with a general purpose hall, a library and resource centre.

For Gaelscoil na Mí, the project will see the construction of a new 16 classroom Gaelscoil with a general purpose hall and a library and resource room.

Provision will also be made on the campus for seven ball courts, as well as a pedestrian access bridge to the nearby GAA club. Western will also be responsible for all siteworks including the construction of all soft and hard play areas, footpaths and cycle paths, cycle shelters, car parking and site surface water, foul drainage and site services and landscaping.

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