O'Leary Sludds Architects - Primary School Extension, Ballymurn NS Wexford
Primary School Extension, Ballymurn NS Wexford
As a refurbishment, re-organisation & extension project to an existing national school, the school Board of Management required four additional classrooms, resource room, learning support, a large General Purpose (GP) room & relocation of the main entrance & reception area for security purposes.
Given the site constraints, the Department of Education & Skills (DoES) accepted our proposal to build a two storey extension in order to maximise the size of the schools existing play areas.
As the lead architect & PSDP, O’Leary Sludds Architects were responsible for formulating & overseeing the full design team. We bought in the services of a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Civil & Structural and Mechanical & Electrical Engineers.
To comply with Fire Safety we provided an alternative means of escape from the first floor classrooms. The metal bridge linking the first floor classrooms to the playing field doubles as the alternative means of escape as well as providing useful access to the playing field for the students and teachers.