Gaelscoil Nas Na Riogh

We were engaged to provide civil and structural engineering services for a new 16 classroom primary school as part of a larger educational campus facility in Naas, Co. Kildare.

Project Details
  • Client

    Kildare VEC

  • Architect

    McCarthy O Hora

This attractive new €4m primary school is one of the first VEC managed developments and has been designed to provide bright and modern teaching spaces and multi-purpose rooms for its 400 pupils.

The site slopes steeply, and as a result a split level solution was adopted for the building to take maximum advantage of the natural profile of the ground.

The building consists of a single and two-storey structure, constructed using a mixture of concrete strip and pad foundations, in situ concrete floor slabs, precast concrete walls and precast hollow-core floor slabs.

The school also includes a steel framed double height general purpose room, with precast wall panels and a lightweight mono-pitch roof with feature glulam beams supporting lightweight cladding.

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