Citywise plans for extension gets green light from council
Citywise Education

Citywise plans for extension gets green light from council

CITYWISE Education plans for a new two-storey extension, designed to achieve a Net Zero Whole Life Carbon standard, have been approved by South Dublin County Council.

As reported in The Echo last May, the Jobstown education centre filed a planning application with South Dublin County Council to further develop the Durkan Centre where the service is based.

The plans were submitted on behalf of Citywise by local Green Party TD Francis Noel Duffy, who is also a qualified architect.

Plans include extending the existing two-storey building on-site that provides after-school education to students from the surrounding community.

The proposed extension is a two-storey building, matching the scale and massing of the existing building.

Designed to achieve a Net Zero Whole Life Carbon standard, the building will have an external block brick skin, and a cross-laminated timber structural system.

The harnessing of natural light and extensive use of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels will also be features of the new extension.

The layout of the extension 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 proposal.

Last month, South Dublin County Council granted permission for the extension, with a number of conditions.

These conditions include the first phase of the development being focused on the development of the new multi-use games area; the lodgement of a landscape plan including hard and soft landscape details, and the submission of information about bicycle parking.

Citywise Education Tallaght has been based in the purpose-built Durkan Centre since 2004, catering to young people in the area aged between eight and 18 who hope to attend third-level education.