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Design and Construction of St Angela's College

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 5 May 2015
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    DIT Bolton Street - Room 281

About the event

St Angela’s College was founded in 1887 and is situated on the south face of St Patrick’s Hill in Cork on a site that slopes at over 1 in 4 at the site entrance. The re-development of the college campus involved the careful demolition of a number of site buildings and structures and the sensitive upgrading of four discrete listed buildings. Four additional new building blocks up to five storeys high over a double storey basement interlink the upgraded buildings on this challenging urban site.

In this presentation, John Lee of Malachy Walsh and Partners will explain some of the challenges presented by the site and outline how the contemporary design developed by O’Donnell and Tuomey Architects was realised in an engineering context. David McCarthy of L and M Keating Civil and Engineering Contractors will discuss how the project was executed through the construction phase. Lance Armstrong dismounted at this point in the 2009 Tour of Ireland but the hill is not too steep for the pupils and staff of St Angela’s College. Obtaining the DAC was a challenge!

About the speakers

John Lee Chartered Engineer - Malachy Walsh & Partners
David McCarthy Chartered Engineer - L & M Keating Civil and Engineering Contractors

Admission

Free - all welcome!