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