ST. PATRICK’S SENIOR NATIONAL SCHOOL, SKERRIES
St Patricks National Senior School in Skerries badly needed new classrooms.
The ageing temporary classroom block and toilets had reached their end of life and replacement permanent accommodation was urgently required.
Sweeney Architects designed an extension with four brand new classrooms with ensuite toilets and refurbished an existing classroom to provide it with ensuite toilet facilities.
The new extension was placed in such a way that the existing playground area was maintained. A new entrance onto the playground was provided and in addition three new SET support rooms and assisted toilet/shower facilities were built.
During construction it was discovered that the existing boiler dating back to the 1970s or earlier was no longer fit for purpose. A new energy efficient boiler was installed to serve both the existing school and its extension.
The project was completed in time for the school’s new year in September 2022.
Oisin McGinty, Principal, St Patrick’s Nation Senior School