Creagh College Secondary School, Gorey, Co. Wexford – BAM Schools Bundle 3 PPP

Project Tags

Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland


BAM / National Development Finance Agency (NDFA)


Approx. €15M




Site Area: 7.29 Ha School Building, Area: 12,704 m2


Completed 2014

Key Numbers:

1000 new secondary school pupil places

Awards / Nominations:

2016 LAMA (Community and Council) Best Education Project of the Year Award Finalist


Part of the BAM / National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) – Schools PPP (Public Private Partnership) Bundle 3 – this project incorporated the creation of a new 1000 pupil Secondary School, in Gorey, Co. Wexford.

This three-storey post-primary school was located on a green-field site in Gorey town, including classrooms, a Special Needs Unit for Autistic pupils, sports hall, hard-surface courts and playing pitches, car parking and pedestrian / cycle-routes into the site.

Innovatively, the design of the building responds to a 35m drop in ground-profiles from the back of the site to the front, in terms of providing easy and convenient access to the sport pitches at the upper levels of the site, for all; the building-form is simple and the internal room-adjacencies well considered, whilst the elevational treatment maximises natural day-lighting and ventilation provisions generally.