This project consisted of a 16 classroom extension to the existing school and a full renovation and refurbishment of the existing 12 classroom school. The 3500m² building is single storey with lightweight roofing throughout. The roof is constructed of 2 mono-pitches with concrete flat roofing sections dividing the pitched roofs. The extension consisted of 2000m². This renovation incorporated a jacuzzi room, physiotherapy rooms, additional classrooms, extension to the GP rooms and all associated services.

Saint Lasarians caters for mildly and severely mentally disabled children and young adults and their needs were paramount within this build. On this basis the design team set about successfully designing an extension and complete refurbishment within a working school. The project was completed within program and on budget.


Name of Project: Saint Laserians School, Carlow Town

Means of Procurement: Design and Build

Client: Department of Science and Education

Description of Role:

Civil Structural Engineering Services

Dates of Involvement:


Design Team:

Architect: Kenny Lyons Architects

Civil Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership

Mechanical Electrical: Cuthbert Condron

Quantity Surveyor: M.J. Turley & Associates