CIF Member Townlink Construction complete The Le Peton Building at Sandford Park School in Ranelagh, Dublin and it’s a triumph of fair-faced concrete and bespoke exposed woodwork.
Completed within a strict programme, on a live site, the new schoolhouse was delivered on time and on budget for its first students in August 2019. This is a two-storey concrete, brick and timber building, entered through a generous fair-faced concrete covered outdoor space, which faces the school street, with an ancillary block including associated mechanical and electrical works. It has 10 unique classrooms, internal and external social spaces, a sound-enhanced auditorium, rehearsal spaces and music rooms.
Heart of the Building
The heart of the new building is a polished concrete floor feature and sociable space that consists of green sandstone, exposed concrete walls and bespoke wooden forum seating that links the two floors and looks out to the playing fields. Corridors are wide, with concrete carved areas for seating alongside lockers, designed to enhance positive social interaction. They are also bright and lively spaces with high level windows and visible timber roof trusses.
Externally, the courtyard features concrete paving with a mixture of soft landscaping, concrete steps, a bicycle rack area and a fair-faced concrete seat that overlooks the concrete courtyard.
Speaking about the project, John Barden, Construction Director, Townlink Construction says, “The Le Peton Building is an outstanding example of the quality workmanship and the beauty of finish that can be achieved with concrete. This building truly demonstrates excellence in concrete, from both a design and construction perspective, and sits proudly in Townlink’s extensive portfolio of work.”