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St. Colmcille's National School

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
Knocklyon, Dublin, Republic of Ireland Dept of Education & Skills €12M 2014

Project details

St. Colmcille’s National School is a state-of-the-art new three storey 10,500m2 primary school, which is the largest primary school built to date by the Department of Education & Skills.

Accommodation consists of 58 classrooms, 12 teaching support rooms, four meeting rooms, two IT rooms, two roof gardens and two canteens. The school has a capacity for 1,500 pupils.

The school building has Junior and Senior school sections with two sets of staff, administration areas and principals etc.  To maximise efficiency and to minimise maintenance and utility resources, shared energy facilities for power and thermal energy were used with metering systems for allocation of associated costs.

The use of three atria gives good daylighting throughout the building minimising use of artificial lighting.

Brief

  • ensure BES design was in full compliance with current building regulations, DoES technical guidance documents and all current standards

Results

  • energy efficient building incorporating the latest energy efficient technology
  • very comfortable teaching, learning and working environment
  • a new focal point for the school and community for local activities

Integrated services

environmental engineering