Tullamore Library, Offaly


Construction of new extension to the existing 120 year old Library facility and also the project involved significant refurbishment of the existing facility on both floors. The refurbished building would incorporate a several reading sections from Juniors to fiction, local studies, fiction, large print room, community rooms, local history room, Archive rooms, a distribution area, processing and an e-learning facility were also part of the new layout along with staff canteen and toilets and the county Librarians office. other features included a seating area overlooking the Tullamore river and decked seating area to the existing historical bridge.

External Work

External ground works include Limestone paved plaza area, wearing course macadam parking.


Consisted of lean mix concrete filling & ground beams and insitu concrete floors with specific insulation details for book shelve load bearing capacities. Extensive demolition internally required walls to be removed down to floor level and openings framed with structural steel. A precast piled foundation system was used on the rear extension. The front extension involved ground beams and insitu pads and columns to frame the extension


Consisted of insitu concrete frame wall and insitu floors in front extension with an insulated render system to the external envelope in both new and existing walls. The roof construction consisted concrete decks with PVC Membrane to new and existing roofs. There is a large triangular roof-light over the centre of the main hall to allow natural light protrude into the Library. Tunnel lights were introduced to the existing flat roof areas where structural openings were not achievable. Extensive Demolition works were required to remodel the layout. Natural Slate roof finishes were fitted to existing roofs.


Consisted mostly of modern design and detailing. Al. coated facia and soffit cladding. An insulated render system was used to the external envelope – ceresit from kilsaran – and a high level of internal finish with a folding partition also included.