• Gorey Community College Car Park

This 2 storey structure provides carparking facilities to one of the largest schools in the country.

CLIENTDepartment of Education and Skills
ENGINEER Malachy Walsh & Partners

The structure has a footprint of approximately 90m by 25m and can cater for over 100 cars. To blend in with the site topography the carpark has a split level arrangement.


Partially retaining 250mm twinwall elements were provided between ground and intermediate ground level. The ramps between levels were provided using a combination of twinwall and lattice floor. This allowed for the provision of a transition gradient at both top and bottom of the ramp. Elsewhere 250mm hollowcore was used to provide the required clear floor span.


Key design features included:

  • Bespoke beam profiles

  • Lattice floor ramps to split level layout

  • 7.5m x 12m bay size.

A number of bespoke beam types were supplied for the project. The largest of these were 1.7m high elements that acted as crash barriers, in addition to supporting the floor.