Modern educational buildings have become intricate ecosystems that demand a unique blend of functionality, safety, sustainability, and rapid development. O’Reilly Precast has been a trailblazer in meeting these demands effectively through the use of precast and offsite construction methods. Here’s a detailed look at how our innovative construction methods are shaping the future of educational spaces.
The Edge of Offsite Construction
Speed is of the essence in many educational construction projects, especially when the new term looms. Offsite construction offers a swift yet highly reliable solution. Our work at Hacton Primary School in London serves as an excellent case study. Despite a challenging logistical backdrop, our team completed a state-of-the-art building in just seven weeks. That’s 4,000m² of precast walls, 3,000m² of precast floors, and five flights of stairs—all manufactured, delivered, and installed in record time.
Proven Quality with BET Certification
Quality assurance is at the forefront of what we do. O’Reilly Precast’s elements are BET-certified, offering an extra layer of trust. This certification is not just a label; it reflects our commitment to the highest safety standards and performance. BET’s accreditation ensures airtightness and energy efficiency, two essential features for educational buildings that often have unique HVAC needs.
Expertise Meets Innovation
Our workforce of over 520 professionals includes designers, engineers, production crews, and administrative staff. This allows us to provide an end-to-end service—starting from initial sketches to the final structure. With 40 highly skilled detailers and engineers, we utilise industry-leading software such as Tekla, AutoCAD, and FloorCAD to deliver top-quality results. Our design and technical teams add significant value by spotting potential issues early on and offering alternative, cost-effective solutions.
A Sustainable Approach
Sustainability is an ever-growing concern, and our efforts have been substantial in this domain. We’ve reduced emissions per unit by nearly 25%, and our use of Ecocem GGBS has saved thousands of tonnes of CO2. These environmentally-friendly measures are more than just a marketing point; they’re a commitment to future generations who will occupy these educational spaces.
Precision in Logistics
Getting construction materials to the site is the final, yet critical, piece of the construction puzzle. Our logistics network is designed for efficiency and reliability. O’Reilly Precast offers flexibility through a choice of ports and a 3-day turnaround delivery programme. Whether it’s in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, or the UK, our products reach their destination on time, every time.
Beyond Precast: Complete Solutions for Education
O’Reilly Precast doesn’t just provide precast concrete; we offer comprehensive solutions tailored for the educational sector. Whether it’s St. Mochta’s National School in Dublin—the largest post-primary school built in Ireland—or Suttons Primary School in London, our projects stand as a testament to our ability to deliver high-quality, timely, and sustainable educational buildings.
At O’Reilly Precast, we believe in more than just providing concrete solutions; we’re facilitating the future of education through modern, fast, and sustainable building practices.
To discover how we can contribute to your next educational project, contact our Birmingham Office:
Izabella House, 24-26 Regent Place Birmingham, B1 3NJ – +44 (0) 121 630 3472