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Dundalk Grammar School
Waterman Moylan was appointed to act as consulting civil and structural engineers in relation to the extension and refurbishment to Dundalk Grammar School in Dublin. The school is listed as a protected structure.
The work comprised the demolition of some of the existing buildings, the refurbishment of the remaining buildings, further to the construction of a new two-storey classroom block and a stand-alone multi-purpose hall.
A steel frame structure with precast concrete floors has been adopted for the classroom building to optimise future flexibility of configuration of the teaching space. The multi-purpose hall structure is also a steel frame, with masonry infill walls which support the roof’s pressed metal purlins. The sub-structures comprise of concrete pad and strip footings.