Gaelscoil Castletroy Limerick



The construction of a 16 classroom national school with a crèche facilities, staff room, library, GP hall and ancillary office and school space. The total floor area was circa 2500m2. Externally 2 ballcourts and a junior play area were provided along with an extension of the access road, bin stores, bicycle shelter and all service connections required for the new build.

External Work

The External works consisted of new drainage and service connections (gas electric, phone, water, SW and FW ) from the perimeter of the sites with a new access road and final landscaping. Attenuation and rain water harvesting systems were installed. Road markings and signage were also completed. The formation of site boundaries to the adjoining council lands were a critical element of the works.


The internal finishes were completed to meet the standard DOE guidelines. Full decoration was carried out and new classroom furniture, kitchens, tiling, vinyl flooring, joinery were fitted. Feature joinery was installed at the entrance. The fit out also allowed for a classroom conversion for use as a crèche. Internal and external signage, disabled bathroom and hoist facilities were also installed.


The substructure was in two part due to levels on site with a slab on grade in one part and an insitu concrete ground beam and precast hollow core floor in the remainder.


The structure consisted of and insitu concrete columns and beam with blockwork infill walls. The GP hall had a structural steel frame with purlins to the roof. Precast floors and stairs were installed on the 1st floor level. Aluminium framed windows and metal deck insulated panel roofing completed the building structure.


There was a full M&E installation with BMS controls, Gas heating, energy saving Detailed M&E coordination of services was required to work services into the corridor service void. A new main central board for esb was provided while also installing external public lighting, fire alarm, PA, Classroom Services, Intruder Alarm and CCTV.