School Refurbishment and Extension
This major school refurbishment and extension will provide Jes pupils now and into future generations with a renewed and rejuvenated school campus that is up to date, yet steeped in tradition and ethos. The school community has raised considerable funds over the past number of years, and are now embarking on a drive to bring this long awaited project to completion. €2 million is needed and the school is calling on all its friends, parents, staff, supporters and alumni to help raise funds.
For over ten years, the Board of Management has been pursuing the development of the Sea Road campus. Care was given to the selection of suitable sites for the O’Reilly Building and the Jesuit community residence in order to maintain space for a major central campus building. This new building, which will open onto Sea Road will incorporate and preserve the Andrew’s building and become the entry point and hub for school life.
The urgent upgrading and refit of the Griffin building, (now over 40 years old) is included in the current project. Once completed, the new facilities together with extensive site works, will provide for the needs of a modern second level college that serves 650 students and staff.
Schedule of Accommodation
- Andrews Building and Andrews Extension
- New Entrance Atrium and facilities for parents and visitors
- Two large multi-purpose demonstration rooms
- IT Suite
- Major Sports Hall and weights room with accommodation for all sports and theatre facilities
- Chapel with offices for school chaplain
- Nine classrooms
- Home Economics Suite
- Administrative offices, staff room and parent/teacher meeting room
- Store rooms and ancillary spaces
The project will also involve the refurbishment of the Griffin Building (now over 40 years old) including the entrance hallway, 17 classrooms as well as special laboratories for arts, languages and a remedial teaching centre.
The development and restoration of the entire site following construction will provide for a new sports field at the centre of the campus. A new student courtyard will be created between the A ndrews Extension and the Church.
Quality and Environmental considerations
BDP Architects have chosen materials for the building, which are suitable for the heavy wear and tear of school life, but with artistic heritage of the site and longevity and environmental considerations to the fore.