Colaiste Choilm, Tullamore

Colaiste Choilm, Tullamore

Colaiste Choilm, Tullamore

Client : Colaiste Choilm

Value : €5.4m

The Colaiste Choilm project involved the design and construction of a new school to be located on the existing site of Colaiste Choilm Community School, Tullamore. The new school consists of a three storey building containing administration, circulation, teaching accommodation, specialist rooms and a sports hall. 

The development was handed over in 2 phases:
Phase 1 – Construction of new school and playing pitch.
Phase 2 – Demolition of existing school and construction of car parking areas. 

Green Building Award 2012
The scheme is the first A2 rated and most airtight school in Ireland.  It has : 

  • a total annual energy use of only 57kWh/m2/yr while offering notably improved air quality
  • a carbon impact reduction of approximately 40% relative to current standards
  • an average U-Value 50% below current building standards
  • a water consumption 65% lower than a typical school, with 90% of flushed water recovered from rainwater.

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