The Missionary Sisters of St. Columban
Architect: Stephen Tierney & Associates QS: O’Reilly Hyland Tierney & Associates
St. Columban's Nursing Home Magheramore Co. Wicklow
This project involved the construction of a new 24 bed extension as well as some upgrade and alterations to an existing residential care centre for the Missionary Sisters at Magheramore, Co. Wicklow. The new building has an approx. ground floor area of 1400m2 and is constructed to include very high levels of insulation and air tightness. The design provides for a fully insulated building envelope which includes the largest passive ground floor slab / foundation system yet to be completed in Ireland. The services design includes the installation of innovative geothermal, solar panel and heat recovery systems which will ensure a highly energy efficient building.