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CBS National School, Ennis

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Completion Date:

November 2019

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Development Size



Department of Education & Skills


O’Mahony Pike Architects


JJ Rhatigan

Service provided:

Civil / Structural


Andrew McDermott

O’Connor Sutton Cronin was appointed as Civil and Structural Engineers for a new 4,530m2 school building comprising of a 3-storey, 24-classroom primary school including a 2-classroom special needs unit, and ancillary accommodation, all associated site works, landscaping, boundary treatment, and car park to include 43 spaces. Works also included the demolition of an existing 2-storey block of school accommodation (1060m2 floor area) and the removal of temporary accommodation.

  • The project responsibilities included the detailed design of piled ground beam foundations and structural steelwork design of this 3-storey Precast Concrete structure and civil design of all SUDS and wastewater drainage systems and design of internal road access layouts and pavement build-ups.
  • The triangular building footprint enclosed an internal two-tier courtyard. The building included a number of external terraces and link corridors requiring the structural frame design to incorporate thermal breaks to minimize heat loss.
  • A transfer steelwork frame was required in this school due to the varied floor layouts between upper classroom levels and the General Purpose hall and entrance lobby areas at the ground floor level. Project requirements included fortnightly site visits with the Department of Education.

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