01 August 2018

Since September 2017 the pupils and staff of St Bronagh’s PS, winner of the RSUA's Liam McCormick Prize for Building of the Year, have enjoyed their learning and teaching in a new school building with associated amenities and facilities.

With the backdrop of Slieve Meen mountain and the proximity of Carlingford Lough as influential planning considerations, the architectural practice of d-on architects ltd began its work in 2014 designing and creating a contemporary, fit for purpose school, at one with its landscape, yet conceived to overcome the challenges of a narrow elongated site.

The pupils of St Bronagh’s have a long tradition of championing environmental improvement projects, including the monitoring of swifts nesting in the swift boxes that have now been integrated into the external walls of the school. The school enjoys both Ambassador Eco-School and Green Flag status. Its’ own ECO council works tirelessly to maintain an eco-friendly building.

It was no surprise then when d-on architects ltd choose Colinwell’s EchoCheck Acoustic Block, which is manufactured from 65% recycled aggregates for the interior of the school’s Multi-Purpose Hall, they further affirmed the primary school’s own Green credentials, while satisfying the requirements of Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) and most importantly creating a quieter and more pleasant space.

By choosing Colinwell’s EchoCheck Acoustic Block the architectural practice d-on architects ltd affirmed that “the acoustics in the Multi Purpose Hall were softened and incorporated into patterns on each wall and acoustic quilt above the suspended radiant heating panels. The acoustic blocks gave a robust wall finish with the additional benefit of built-in sound absorption.”

Paul Mc Mahon, Project Architect with d-on architects ltd explained that he and his design team worked with a “nucleus of people with a single goal in mind; to create a wonderful new building for the pupils, staff, and community in Rostrevor.”

For more information on how Colinwell EchoCheck Acoustic Block can be utilised to satisfy the demands of Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) please click here.

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