The brand-new state-of-the-art Naas Community College in Co. Kildare was handed over to the Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board in February 2022. The new school officially opened its doors to students on the 2nd of March.
In it’s new location at Millennium Park, across from the Kerry Group, this new 10, 500 m2 building will accommodate 1000 students across 37 general purpose classrooms, six science labs, two woodwork rooms, two engineering rooms, two art rooms, a mediation room, a physical education hall, library and ancillary rooms.
Designed by Coady Architects, the accommodation is planned in four elements. Two wings of teaching accommodation, a PE Hall and a Special Needs Unit, all pivoted around a central hub of shared accommodation comprising the General Purpose Area which forms the heart of the school.
The concourses broaden out to accommodate social and informal learning areas and the inclusion of a variety of open stairs and tiered steps facilitates a very easy flow of pupils through this large building.
McMullan O’Donnell expertly installed our thermally-enhanced, high-performing ST70 HI windows and rebated doors on every elevation of the building. The school is naturally ventilated, with both high and low-level windows encouraging fresh air to circulate and flow through the building. Our TB50 curtain wall system was also installed in numerous locations around the huge Naas Community College campus.