Official “Turning of the Sod” Ceremony at Rosemont School, Sandyford
The commencement of construction at Rosemont School, Sandyford, was marked today (09.10.11) by an official turning of the sod ceremony, by An Cathaoirleach Bailey and Local Councillor Neale Richmond, alongside the School’s Board, Rosemont Educational Foundation Limited.
The project, which has an estimated cost of €17m, is being lead by construction group SISK and student enrolments for the school, which is due to open in September 2012, are now being taken.
Speaking at the ceremony, Margaret Kelly, Principal of Rosemont said; “The Rosemont teaching & project teams are delighted to be marking the commencement of construction, with this turning of the sod ceremony, kindly carried out by local Councillor Neale Richmond. We are excited about offering the community a girls’ secondary school which will provide a completely rounded education, focusing on pastoral care, as well as academic excellence. We are also very happy to be opening our facilities to the community, outside of school hours, to create further amenities for local groups and families.”
Commenting on the project, a spokesperson for John Sisk & Son, said; “John Sisk & Son Ltd was delighted to be appointed as the main contractor for the construction of the new Rosemont Secondary School. We have developed considerable expertise in school building over the years and look forward to building a lasting educational environment that will serve this community for many years.
The Design Team includes:
Architects-Niall D. Brennan Associates (NDBA)
Quantity Surveyors-Bruce Shaw
Engineers-O’Connor Sutton Cronin
Rosemont School is currently located at Temple Hill, Blackrock and first opened in 1977. For further information, please visit www.rosemont.ie or call 01-2833855.