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. 

Two storey four classroom extension with metal pedestrian bridge to playing field.
Large window on first floor corridor with walls and green door to classroom decorated and coats on hanging rails.
Classroom with green accent wall and bespoke teachers desk with matching green chairs and white desks and grey acoustic vinyl flooring.
Aerial picture of children gathered around desk with brightly coloured paper in classroom.
Bns 5

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.

Well lit main stream classroom in national school with books on top of desks and blue vinyl floor.
Student with yellow hoodie running over metal bridge towards classrooms from playing field.
Main school reception area office with yellow accent colour and grey vinyl floor.

You've reached the end of this project!

You've reached the end of this project, don't worry though, there's plenty more to see