St. Tiernan’s Community School

Location    Parkvale, Balally, Dublin 16

The development site comprises 5.65 hectares within the grounds of St. Tiernan’s Community School, an existing secondary school, which includes school facilities comprising basketball courts and a hockey pitch, an athletics area and two playing fields which extend west to the site boundary along Wyckham Way. Car parking for staff and visitors is provided to the east of the school building and adjacent to the eastern site boundary. Given the extent of undeveloped site area, the Client identified an opportunity to consolidate and expand the existing educational use, through the provision of a new primary school building to facilitate the Ballinteer Educate Together National School (ETNS). This school is currently housed in temporary accommodation on the Notre Dame site, at Upper Churchtown Road, D14.

The proposed development will consist of a two-storey primary school building (Ballinteer Educate Together National School) comprising 16 No. classrooms and ancillary teacher and pupil facilities, located to the north-west of the existing community school building on this site. The development will also include a two-storey sports facility (c. 1,207 sq m), located to the south-east of the existing community school, adjacent to the southern site boundary.

Tom Phillips + Associates (TPA) acted as planning consultant for the initial planning application to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the subsequent First Party Appeal to An Bord Pleanála (ABP). The development was granted permission by ABP in June 2019 and is currently under tender through the Department of Education for design and construction.

Involvement    2018-2019

Client    Department of Education and Skills (DES)

Architect    Fitzgibbon McGinley Architects

Visualisations    G-Net 3D

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