Client: Board of Management St. Mary’s College

Architect: Bluett & O’Donoghue

Value: € 12,500,000

Location: Knockbeg

Description: St. Mary’s, Knockbeg College is a boys Secondary School, located in Knockbeg Co. Laois, to the north-west of Carlow town. It is located at Knockbeg House, a mid-eighteenth century country house, built in 1847; and has expanded with a variety of extensions having been added at various dates.

This project will provide additional educational, social and administrative space to meet the needs of the school.

There is building demolition of 2,587m2. New extensions to the college will be approximately 3,227m2. This extension will be integrated into the current historic school buildings and protected structures. The remaining structures have a floor area of 5,502m2 and will be completely refurbished.

Particular Construction Management constraints apply due to works being carried out in an operational school, which is a protected structure. The school will remain operational during the course of the works.