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.