Balgaddy school submits new extension building plans

Balgaddy school submits new extension building plans

By Maurice Garvey

DIVINE Mercy Senior and Junior National School in Balgaddy, are required to submit additional information for a planning application, which contains proposals for the construction of two primary school extensions.

South Dublin County Council have sought additional information on a number of aspects within the planning application, including revised drawings and clarification on surface water attenuation, footpath layouts, car parking, landscaping, heritage and waste.

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Proposed work at the JNS will consist of the demolition of a courtyard block of eight classroom, hall and ancillary accommodation with the construction of a new two-storey primary school extension consisting of 15 classrooms.

Plans for the JNS also include a junior general purpose room, library, staff room, and internal works to the existing single-storey school, including a new classroom.

As part of the works there will be a new set-down area at Balgaddy Road with repositioning of the pedestrian and vehicular entrances, the provision of 44 car-parking spaces, bicycle stands, three junior play areas and a repositioning of the existing pedestrian crossing to Balgaddy Road.

Proposed works to the SNS consist of the construction of a new two-storey extension for eight classrooms, a senior general-purpose room, a library, tuition rooms and minor internal works to the existing senior school. 

External works include a temporary two-storey classroom prefab unit, the removal of an existing bicycle lane, eight additional car parking spaces, four senior play areas, new bicycle stands and all associated ancillary works.

On completion of the works all temporary classroom prefabs will be removed from the grounds of the senior and junior national.

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