Citywise Education lodge two-storey extension plans
CITYWISE Education has lodged plans seeking to construct a new two-storey extension with the building designed to achieve a Net Zero Whole Life Carbon standard.
Making education more accessible and easier to engage with for younger people is the focal point for Citywise, which does so through clubs and leadership, STEM and fast-track academy programmes.
On April 26, 2022, Citywise Education filed a planning application with South Dublin County Council to further develop the Durkan Centre, which is located on Fortunestown Way in Jobstown.
Proposals are to extend the existing two-storey building on site that provides after-school education to students from the surrounding community.
At present, Citywise caters for young people aged between eight and 18 who have third level aspirations and the plan for the new building is to facilitate second and third level students.
The proposed extension is a twostorey building, matching the scale and massing of the existing building.
Designed to achieve a Net Zero Whole Life Carbon standard, the building will achieve this with an external block brick skin, a cross laminated timber structural system, harnessing of natural light and extensive use of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.
A PV panel is a semiconductor device that generates electrical energy through the converting light energy.
These PV panels will be located on the flat roof alongside a biodiversity outdoor classroom.
Programming for the building will provide for a lecture theatre, a science laboratory, classrooms, a reading room, offices, a central atrium, and a kitchen facility.
Relocation of the multi-use games area within the complex to the east of the existing building and providing for additional outdoor sports equipment is included in the proposals.
All proposed boundary fencing will match the existing boundary treatment in both size and material.
Third party submissions relating to this development are being accepted by the council up until May 30.
The local planning authority is due to make a decision on this proposed development by June 20, 2022.