Extension & Refurbishment of Glór na Mara N.S., Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ireland


Glór na Mara N.S. marked an amalgamation of two schools, with the establishment of a ‘new’ school in the millennium year of 2000 – now culminating in the physical realisation of a single building, through this extension and refurbishment project, which will continue to grow and cater for the needs of the children of Tramore, Co. Waterford.

As part of the project, a new one-to-two storey, 1,899 m2 extension building will be delivered, which will accommodate the school’s growing needs – providing 12 new classrooms, a Library & Resource Area, General Purpose Room, Special Education Tuition Rooms, and Offices.

In addition to the new extension – the project also includes a substantial 1,046 m2 refurbishment works to the existing school building – which will see the fit-out / updating of 5 classrooms, as well as the forming of a new Staff Room, Multi-Purpose Room, and Special Education Tuition Rooms – and an enlarged and improved site entrance, with a new internal road network, external ball courts, junior play area, and car parking.

The project also includes a number of environmental, and sustainability elements – and the new build element has been designed to new nZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Building) standard – including photovoltaic panels, high thermal performance / comfort, natural ventilation, lighting controls and LED lighting throughout.

Having achieved Planning Permission for the project in October 2016 – we are now delighted to see the project proceeding to construction in September 2019 – with a construction programme of 18 months, with a completion in February 2021

Design Team

Architect: C.J. Falconer & Associates

Structural Engineer: Hayes Higgins Partnership

Services Engineer:  Hayes Higgins Partnership

Quantity Surveyor: MacMinn O’Reilly Mahon

Approximate Value of Project: – € 5,500,000

Timescale: – 2019 – 2021

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