Castleknock College - New Classroom /Science /Administration Block

1,200 sq.metre, 3 storey Link Building
1,800 sq.metre, upgrade & extension of 3 storey Cregan Building
4,750 sq.metre, Refurbishment & adaptation of McNamara Building

project details
Castleknock College
New Classroom /Science /Administration Block

Completed: 2008

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Following the decision to phase-out boarding at Castleknock College, a master-plan was prepared in 2004 for the future development of the college to include the adaptation of boarding accommodation to tuition areas. A key-feature of the plan was to consolidate the College’s accommodation by providing a new Link Building located between the 3-storey Georgian-style McNamara Building (protected structure), originally constructed in the mid-19th century and the Cregan Building, a 3-storey classroom block constructed in the 1950’s.

An important requirement of the brief was that the day-to-day operation of the school should not be disrupted by the significant building programme. As result, the works were phased to enable temporary locations to be provided for teaching areas, etc. whilst their permanent locations were being built or refurbished. Three principle phases & areas of work were involved, the first being the new Link Building which included a new main entrance, reception & administration area for the school at ground floor level and a new science block, classrooms & specialist teaching areas on the upper floors. The second area of works was the refurbishment of the McNamara building, including the adaptation of former dormitories into classrooms / special activity spaces and works to comply with fire-regulations, upgrading services, strengthening floors, etc. The third & final phase involved the renovation & extension of the Cregan building to provide for enlarged classrooms & circulation spaces, in the form of a new central curved bay which was added to the building & overlooks the sports fields.


Projects featured have been carried out by David Jordan Architects or by David Jordan, acting in a principle role, with his former practice Campbell Conroy Hickey Partnership