On 2 June 2010, the Department of Education and Skills announced the signing of the contract for the provision of five schools which were constructed by John Sisk & Sons providing places for over 4,700 pupils and made up the second bundle of PPP schools projects to be delivered under the Department's Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme.
The five schools are based in:
Kildare Town, Co.Kildare
Due to the reflective nature of the materials generally used in school construction such as desks, hard chairs and ‘fair-faced’ block-work, the concern for the designers was the internal acoustic quality due to potentially high reverberation. To ensure speech clarity and a comfortable acoustic environment, Gyptone perforated plasterboard ceilings were installed in classrooms and common areas in each of the five schools.
In total between the five schools, over 24,000m2 of Gyptone Quattro 41 and Gyptone Quattro 46 plasterboards were installed on a Gypframe MF Ceiling framework with Isover 25mm Acoustic Insulation above the grid frame-work to provide not only an aesthetically pleasing finish to the ceilings but also to provide high levels of sound absorption resulting in a comfortable day to day acoustic environment for the staff and pupils of the five schools.