St.Mary's College, Knockbeg, Co.Carlow / Architecture, Conservation, Fire Engineering


Development at St.Mary's Knockbeg college required the integration of various floor levels of the existing building. A model study was prepared to review floor level relationships (existing and new). The final scheme allowed the linking of all levels to the full rear block with a single lift installation. Phasing requirements needed careful consideration at pre-tender stage. There was a requirement that the college would continue in use as a live educational establishment throughout the works. This was achieved using a combination of phasing and some demountable buildings. One of the aims of the new development was to create a new stronger access linking the various elements of the college.