St. Andrews College

Educationsecond level

Construction and fit-out of new 3-storey extension over basement to the existing protected school structure.


St. Andrews College


Kenny Kane Architects

Civil & Structural Engineer

White Young Green

Services Engineer

Malachy Walsh & Partners

Quantity Surveyor

Duffy Gaffney






The project involved the erection of a 3-storey over basement building right in the middle of a live school campus.

The structure has a reinforced concrete frame, with stainless steel cladding, housing significant mechanical & electrical installation in a series of high-tech classrooms and laboratories. Photo-voltaic installation, solar heating panels and rainwater harvesting all contributed to a green footprint for the building.

Strict planning and coordination of work on a live school campus. 

The coordination of construction traffic with the daily arrival and departure of 1,200 students, their parents and school staff, in cars and on foot, required careful planning and management. Health & Safety concerns, in parallel with the minimisation of noise and dust pollution, informed every action on site, with tight control of working procedures from beginning to end.

A modern, sustainable secondary school.

Key features of the build include:

01. Striking stainless steel rain screen cladding system

02. High tech classrooms and laboratories - exposed electrical and mechanical services as an architectural feature

03. Sustainable features including photo-voltaic installation, solar heating panels and rainwater harvesting

04. Terrazzo flooring to main corridors and staircases


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