New Wexford Garda Divisional Head Quarters

Contract Duration

24 Months

Contract Value



Office of Public Works




The Office of Public Works’ Architectural Services

Civil / Structural Engineer

Malone O’Regan Consulting Engineers

Services Engineer

The Office of Public Works’ Mechanical and Electrical Services

Quantity Surveyor

Scollard Doyle


This project completed in September 2017 involved the construction of a new 4,000 sqm Garda Divisional Headquarters
building on a site circa2.79 hectares. The development consists of a three-five storey building, with flat roofs along the Mulgannon Road, Wexford, stepping down to a single storey at the rear of the site. It also includes a standalone single storey heavy goods vehicle garage and stores.

The main structure of the building includes structural steel, in-situ concrete, precast floors and external brickwork / block￾work on piled foundations. Extensive Mechanical. Electrical, Lift and IT Installations formed part of our contract. The Ground Floor consists of Public entrance, reception, public office, Garda offices, staff rooms, waiting rooms, parade rooms, Interview rooms, ID parade room, Cell block and ancillary accommodation.

The First Floor consists of Garda offices, staff rooms, meeting rooms, CPDU Classrooms and Divisional and District Clerks Offices.

The Second Floor consists of Garda offices, staff rooms, meeting rooms, Major incident room, Rest Room and Traffic Corp Offices.

The Third Floor consists of Male and Female Changing Rooms, Fitness Room and the fourth floor consists of Electrical and Mechanical Plant rooms.

The major Site development works included internal site roadways, a green access road to parts of the site for the fire services, 124 parking spaces for cars and h.g.v’s; sheltered bicycle rack, metal gates, signage, extensive hard and soft landscaping and lighting, vehicular and pedestrian entrances off the Mulgannon Road; the provision of a new 13 m telecommunications mast on the roof of the 5-storey building; the provision of new railings, fencing and boundary wall treatments to a height of 3 metres.