Hayes Higgins Partnership was appointed by Carlow Credit Union to design and supervise the civil & structural and mechanical & electrical services for a new Credit Union building in Carlow.

The new Credit Union is a two-storey building, which features large areas of curtain wall glazing and stone block façade.

This building is a two storey braced steel frame with concrete floors and membrane steel roof. The building also incorporates extensive glazing including two structural glass entrance lobbies.

The new building features full air conditioning systems and is sealed for security reasons, which removes the scope to use a natural ventilation strategy.

The building also features a comprehensive security installation, which uses CCTV together with a panic system, door access controls, electronic gates and perimeter intruder alert system.

An Intercell raised access flooring system is used to accommodate and contain the large quantities of electrical and telecommunications cabling.


Name of Project: Carlow Credit Union New Offices Carlow

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: Credit Union



This steel frame incorporates a membrane technology steel roof which is curved in section thus removing the necessity of secondary steel members and providing for a clutter free roof space.

Description of Role:

Civil & Structural Engineering Services
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services

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Design Team:

Architect: Patterson Bannon Architects 
Civil / Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Mechanical / Electrical: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Quantity Surveyor: Shanley Brennan & Associates