St. Andrew’s College

Project: East Wing Extension, St. Andrew’s College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Completion Date: 2011
Client: St. Andrew’s College
Project Value: €3.7m
Services Provided: Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP)
Project Size: 2,400m2

Project Description

This project consisted of a 2400m2 three storey over basement secondary school building.  This new wing was constructed adjacent to the existing Sports Hall and provides for classrooms and ancillary areas at ground, first and second floor.  A gymnasium with changing rooms is located within the basement along with a plant room.   The building is finished, in stainless steel panels, using the highest quality materials, both internally and externally. External louvers reduce solar gain on south-facing windows.  Special features within the new building include a passenger lift which services all floors and the existing sports hall, a fabric covered walkway connecting this building to the new school main entrance, sustainable energy solutions including roof solar panels which generates hot water for the building, rain water harvesting tank, new viewing decks on the north elevation of the existing sports hall looking over the playing fields and external stairways and balconies on the north elevation.  The project was completed with minimal disruption to the continued operation of the school.  To enable construction of the building a temporary traffic system was successfully carried out which segregated the construction traffic from students and staff as much as possible.

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