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Glazed Link Building

Project: Glazed Link Building at Hevey Institute, Mullingar

Client: Hevey Institute

A new eye-catching glazed link building has been recently completed at Colaiste Mhuire Secondary School in Mullingar.

The new link building was concieved in order to link the original Hevey Institute Building (a protected structure) to the newer Colaiste Mhuire building at the CBS School site in Mullingar. The design of the building, carried out by Patrick Weafer Architects, stands apart in appearance to the 19th Century Hevey Building. It glazed form minimises the impact on the existing building and the modern design contrasts with the imposing bulk of the cut stone building.

The challenge for ourselves was to create a structural frame that was slender and minimal in appearance to complement the clean lines of the glazed building. Also, the significant difference in the floor levels of the two buildings at both ground and first floor levels required a number of transitions in the floor levels in the link requiring precise design and detailing.

Construction work was completed on programme for the reopening of the school in September 2012.  The building has been very well recieved by the staff and students of the school.  An official opening ceremony will be carried out in November 2012 to mark this significant addition to the school.

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June 2012 Glazing Co...
Completed Building
March 2012 Frame con...
March 2012 New struc...
April 2012 Walkway s...
Internal view of com...