Project in brief
Some of the buildings at this well known rugby college date back as far as 1834.
On this project we were asked to provide the Engineering consultancy for the refurbishment of a number of existing college buildings and a new three storey link and extension, comprising insitu concrete on metal deck floors supported on a steel frame.
The new building includes an
entrance hall, class rooms and
laboratories. One of the main aims
of the refurbishment was to improve the
circulation in some of the existing
The project had to take into account the fact that many of the buildings on the site are protected structures and the new extensions were to be constructed adjacent to existing structures.
Surface water attenuation was required for the rain water run-off from the new buildings and car parking areas. This was dealt with by the construction of an underground soak away tank constructed of Proprietary Cellular units wrapped in geotextile.
Castleknock College, Dublin
Architects: Campbell Conroy Hickey
Value: € 7m. (2006)
Refurbishment of existing buildings and new classroom extension.
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At LeeMcCullough we have exceptional experience of revitalising existing buildings, which is often more complex than the structural engineering of new buildings.
Over many projects we have addressed and resolved a wide range of issues, including:
- Strengthening historical joists and beams to carry increased loading
- Masonry Decay/Delamination
- Threading modern services into old structures
At LeeMcCullough we always seek to identify and resolve issues early, innovatively address demanding building difficulties and deliver our solutions on time and cost efficiently.
When it comes to renovation and refurbishment, anticipating and resolving engineering issues effectively is the key to a successful outcome.