This project involved the Design and Project Management of building services design for new ‘closed’ prison in Roscommon which consists of the main cell blocks, segregation units, education units, training & workshops, maintenance buildings, stores, administration building, gatelock building, visitors centre, medical unit and indoor & outdoor recreational facilities together with all associated site services and Public access road lighting.

Together with a considerable amount of new build this project incorporated a significant amount of work retro-fitting existing listed buildings which were formerly part of the Castlerea Mental Hospital facility

Hayes Higgins Partnership were the Building Services Consultants client representative.


Name of Project: Castlerea Prison, Co. Roscommon

Client: OPW/Irish Prison Service


The Building Services elements included the following main items:

  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems

  • Hot and Cold Water Services

  • Soils and Wastes

  • Building Management System

  • Protective Services Installation

  • Mains Power

  • Standby Power

  • LV Distribution

  • General and Emergency Lighting

  • External Lighting

  • Structured Cabling Installation

  • Public Address

  • CCTV

  • Electronically Controlled Doors

  • Comms Room Design

  • Lightning Protection

Description of Role:

Mechanical & Electrical Consulting Engineers

Total Capital Value:


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