Project Overview

The project involved 16 classroom school with a Sports Hall and Special Needs Units for Portlaoise Educate Together National School (ETNS). The school build was part of an education campus in Portlaoise for the Department of Education & Skills.

Construction process

As  the Lead Design and Build Contractor, Western were responsible for all design elements, site development works, mechanical and electrical installations. The buildings were a permanent build schools consisting of structural steel frame, precast concrete floors & block plastered walls. The building was a complete turnkey solution with each phase completed within programme.


Western carried out this project concurrently with seven other schools as part of the Build Schools Framework completing the jobs on time.

Air-tightness Test Results

Portlaoise ETNS – 1.98 (m3/hr)/m2 at 50 PA
BER Rating – A3