Christian Brothers College Monkstown (Second Level)
- Client: Christian Brothers College Monkstown
- Architect: Moloney O’Beirne
- Value(€ million): €4.2m
- Completion date: 2013
- PUNCH services: Civil, Structural
The project works consisted of the construction of an extension to Christian Brothers College (CBC), Monkstown with the construction of 12 new classrooms over three storeys with associated ancillary accommodation, compromising of new internal access roads, car-parking and ESB substation. The site works also involved the construction of external stairs and retaining structures to provide access onto the adjacent rugby pitches which are located at a level below the new extension.
The new extension is constructed on a sloping site. The existing embankment had to be raised to provide a level area for the footprint of the extension. A large fill operation was carried out on the site.
The building structural form is of traditional fair faced load bearing masonry with precast concrete floors throughout the building footprint as well as reinforced concrete lift and stair cores. The building superstructure is a combination of fair faced load bearing blockwork and reinforced concrete columns. All internal walls are constructed from fairfaced blockwork walls.
The ground floor and upper floors of the school are constructed using precast concrete hollowcore slabs with a mixture of precast and insitu concrete stairs. One of the stair cases is formed from insitu concrete. This stair case cantilevers out from the walls and provides a support for the curtain wall glazing.
The roof structure over the classrooms is a sloped flat roof and is formed from a precast concrete hollowcore floor. Some elements of the mechanical and electrical installations are located on the roof.