• Client: North Tipperary VEC
  • Architect: Healy and Partners
  • Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon PKS
  • Duration: March 2011 - June 2013
  • Contract value: £5.6M
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Phase 1 of the project consisted of setting up of temporary accomodation and the decommissioning and demolition of part of the 1970’s and 1980’s flat roofed structures and the construction of a new two storey educational building organised around new central courtyard. Along with extensive external refurbishment (approximately 1,670 m²) to the existing protected work house building, works to the existing gymnasium building, car park, bus park, fencing, drainage and services connections, landscaping and modifying existing services were all carried out.

The temporary accommodation consisted of a classroom, woodwork room and toilet block with all services linked to the exisiting college. The new build contained general classrooms, science labs and prep rooms, boiler room, switch room, offices, admin rooms, music/drama room, toilet facilities, home economics room, dress design, learning support room, group room, dressing rooms, kitchen, kitchen facilities, meeting rooms, pastoral offices, fitness suite, library, store and library.

Phase 2 of the project consisted of additional temporary accommodation and decommissioning and demolition of the remainder of the 1970’s and 1980’s flat roofed structures & replace these with a new two storey structure along with extensive internal refurbishment of the existing protected work house historic buildings and ballcourts with hard and soft landscaping.

The temporary accomodation consisted of 3nr classrooms, staff canteen, Principal’s office and Admin office and the change over of part of the existing college for temporary accomodation for an arts room, computer room engineering room and general office with all services linked to the new build from phase 1.

The car park (1850m²) and bus park (750m²) area are constructed of permeable paving with self contained storm water storage and over flow points.