New Facilities Building at the Garda College

Contract Duration

11 Months

Contract Value




The Office of Public Works

Civil / Structural Engineer

Michael Punch & Partners

Services Engineer

The Office of Public Works

Quantity Surveyor

Nolan Ryan Partnership


This design and build project in the grounds of the Garda College, Templemore, involved the
construction of a 4 storey facilities building, which included administration, library, study, canteen and gym
facilities to cater for the expanding Garda student numbers.

The main structure of the building consists of a steel frame, cast in-situ reinforced concrete cores containing a lift shaft and two stairwells, cast in-situ floor slabs and an insulated metal deck roof and curtain walling clad exterior.
The fit out element were carried out as a standard contract and included raised access floors, stud and glazed partitions, suspended ceilings, built in furniture and fixtures and fittings.

The overall project was completed within budget to a very demanding programme of 11 months. (Shell
and Core 7 months, and Fit Out 4 months). Sustainability measures included solar shading and high tech solar glass.