St. Christopher’s Special School, Longford
St. Christopher’s Special School, Longford, caters for pupils between the ages of 4-18 years, with special educational needs who have a Moderate General Learning Disability, a Severe/ Profound General Learning Disability, and pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
The scheme provided an extension and renovation to the existing school, requiring the partial demolition of a section of the existing school to accommodate a new entrance and offices; upgrade of existing buildings; new single-storey extensions totaling 1,960m²; two temporary accommodation buildings totaling 555m² and all associated site works and connections to existing services on an existing adult and child special services campus.
The project professional team are McCarthy O’Hora Architects, Civil & Structural Engineer, Hayes Higgins Partnership, Building Services Engineer, Delap & Waller.
- New main entrance and offices
- Primary and post-primary classrooms
- Quiet rooms, teaching and therapy rooms
- Laundry room
- Dining rooms and kitchenettes
- Nurses room and recovery room
- Secretarial & principals offices
- Visitors room, staff rooms
- Two internal courtyards
- X-Y whole room hoist systems
- Multi-sensory rooms and gross motor activities area
- Classrooms/soft-play-area, storage rooms and stage/toy store
- Plant room
- Gym and General purpose hall
- External soft play areas
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