Learning Pavilion Tender

Update on Learning Pavilion Tender

Please find below responses to posted questions, landscape plans and landscape plan notes.

Response to questions [PDF]

Notes on Landscape Plans

A This entire rectangular shaped area is our outdoor classroom. Measuring Length 52m  Width 37.5

B This is the proposed location for the Learning Pavilion within the outdoor classroom space.

Note: Circle does not represent actual size or shape of pavilion.

Outdoor classroom for us means raised beds, wind station, compost area, friendship bench, table for findings seats or tree stumps placed in around space for students to sit and draw or write notes.

Learning Pavilion for us means a place that is the focus point of our outdoor classroom area. It is in the pavilion students and teacher can gather and sit and have discussions or classes about various school curriculum such as english, irish, science, maths, art and Educate Togethers Learn Together Live Together programme.

The Learning Pavilion is the structure we are commissioning.

The student council, Gardening Committee, Parents Association and Board of Management are fundraising for and project managing the rest of the Outdoor classroom space.


Skerries Educate Together National School wishes to commission a  free standing Learning Pavilion that is creative, innovative, inspiring and reflects the ethos of Educate Together.

The school has appointed an Arts Commissioners Panel to manage this project.

We welcome  submissions from artists and architects. Please note this is a design and build project.

The Arts Commissioners will apply for planning permission if required.

The budget for the design, supply, ground works, installation and fix inclusive of all costs, expenses, VAT, insurance and other charges of this project is €38,000.

Closing date for receipt of expressions of interest is 12.00 noon on Friday 3rd May 2013.

Important Dates:

3rd May 2013 : Deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest.

17th May 2013: Short listing of three artists for Detailed Design Phase (Stage 2). More detailed brief provided by Arts Commissioners. Unsuccessful applicants advised.

31st May 2013 : Submission date Stage 2 Applications.
Week Commencing 10th June 2013: Presentation of detailed design proposals to Arts Commissioners. (date to be advised)

Sign Artist Contract (date to be advised)

Work Commences: June / July 2013