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Sixmilebridge NS

Project: Educational
Name: St Finnachtas NS Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare
Client: Dept of Education/Board of Management Sixmilebridge N.S.
Year: 2019
Contracting authority: Reddy Architecture
Location: Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS

Lackagh National School

Project: Educational
Name: Sn Bhride Lackagh
Client: Dept of Education/Board of Management Lackagh N.S.
Year: 2018
Contracting authority: Hamilton Young Architects
Location: Lackagh, Co. Galway
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS

Description: Construction of a new primary school complete with new
sewage treatment plant, new surface water percolation,
new car parking, new hard play areas and other site
works. The works also included for the demolition of
the existing school building (including removal of
asbestos) and removal of existing prefabs.

Lackagh NS

Holy Rosary College

Project: Educational
Name: Extension & Renovation of Holy Rosary College
Client: Dept of Education/Board of Management Claregalway N.S.
Year: 2015
Contracting authority: O’Connor, Keogh, Mulcair Architects
Location: Mountbellew, Co. Galway
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS

Description: 2740m2  16  Classroom New Extension , 1087m2 Double Height Stand alone  PE Hall Building and  2829m2 Full Refurbishment of Existing School. All construction was carried out while existing school was a live environment. Extension Includes Library, Offices, Kitchen, GP Hall, Meditation room and 2nr. Toilet blocks. Finishes include Vinyl Flooring, Tiiling, Suspended Ceilings and   Whiterock wall covering. External Finishes  inlcude Kingspan Roof Panels, Cedar Cladding , Hard and Soft Landscaping. Project Completed 8 weeks ahead of  Programme.

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Oakwood Nursing Home


Project: Healthcare

Name: Extension and Refurbishment to Oakwood Nursing Home Ballaghadereen.
Client: Private
Year: 2013/2014
Contracting authority: Collins Boyd Engineers & Architects.
Location: Ballaghadreen, Co Roscommon.
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS

Description:  The Construction of a Bedroom Extension, Kitchen, Smoking Room, Visitors Room, Entrance Porch and Link Corridor to the rear of an existing apartment block, and all associated site works.

Claregalway N.S. Extension

Project: Educational
Name: Extension to Claregalway N.S.
Client: Dept of Education/Board of Management Claregalway N.S.
Year: 2013
Contracting authority: Collins &  Boyd Engineering Ltd
Location: Claregalway, Co. Galway
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS

Description: A 320M2 extension to Claregalway N.S. including, two new permanent buildings comprising three mainstream classrooms, a learning support room and a lobby and all ancillary site-works at Claregalway, Co. Galway. Building to be completed in 2 phases so as to accommodate the day to day running of the existing school.

Galway City Mosque

Project: Religous & Cultural
Name: Galway City Mosque & Cultural Centre
Client: Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
Year: 2012/2013
Contracting authority: Tobin Consulting Engineers
Location: Briarhill, Ballybrit Galway
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS
Architect: Michael Badu
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Tim Healy

Description: The design, assisted by the London based Muslim Architects, achieved the orientation of the Prayer Hall to Mecca within an octagonal form, while meeting the requirements of the Muslim Community regarding access and services for the use of the building as a Culture Centre. The elevations were designed to gently express the function and cultural purpose of the building, with the dome and minaret being the important signature features. The dome floats on a ring of glass and light reflects from the minaret opes. The external finish consists of smooth cut limestone and natural hydraulic lime render giving the building a unique finish. It shows a timeless classical elegance, a combination of traditional and contemporary, blending Muslim and Gaelic features to generate a welcome to all at the Mosque of Mary in Ballybrit, in accordance with the Ahmadiyya motto, Love for all Hatred for None.



Nursing Home Extension

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Projects: Health care
Name: Construction of an extension to an existing nursing Home and upgrade of existing nursing home and all associated site works
Client: Tommy & Caroline Mcguire
Year: 2010/2011
Contracting authority: Tobin Consulting Engineers
Location: Clonberne, Co. Galway
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS

Design team

Architect: Tobin consulting Engineers
Quantity surveyor: Flanagan & Associates
Mech & Elec: Kyne & Clyne
Civil & Structural: Tobin Consulting Engineers
Description: Project involved the building of a 1600m2 extension to an existing nursing home, consisting of new bedrooms, ensuites, day rooms, swimming pool, reception, shop chapel and hairdressers. There was also considerable work to be done on upgrade of existing nursing home which involved a huge amount of liaising with management and moving of patients to different areas in order to complete upgrade work. Roof of existing nursing home needed to be completely stripped and re slatted.

Pairc na gCon

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Project: Residential
Name:  Pairc na gCon, Housing Development
Year: 2007
Location: Mountbellew, Co. Galway
Proportion of Contract Undertaken: 100%
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS

Description: Pairc na gCon is a 23 number housing development consisting of 7 no. detached houses, 10 no. semi-detached houses and 6 no. terraced houses.
Coolsivna Construction acted as PSCS, and oversaw all aspects of construction, including liaising with design team, connection of all services (ESB, Eircom, Water, Sewer and public lighting), and ensured Health and Safety on site was always of a high standard.
Many of the houses incorporated many new aspects of construction for that time including multi zone underfloor heating, solar panels and very high levels of insulation.
Difficulties of construction included a high water table and a deep main sewer running through the site.

Private Dwellings

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Private house construction is an integral part of Coolsivna Constructions service. We offer our perspective clients free one to one advice on all the pitfalls involved in designing and building your own home. It is obviously a very exciting and busy time for any person/persons deciding to build their own home which is why proper planning and understanding of the process is hugely important in order for your clients to receive a quality cost efficient product. We, where it is possible, always try to sit down with our clients and their architect prior to construction and discuss any of the problems or cost savings which we envisage in the project. We also like to agree a practical time frame which ensures that everyone’s responsibilities to the project are very clear. We are very proud that any of our clients to date are available for reference if necessary.

If you are considering building your own home please contact us where we can offer you free advice before you start the process.

Mountbellew NS Extension

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Project: Educational
Name: Extension to Mountbellew National School
Client: Dept of Education/Board of Management Mountbellew N.S.
Year: 2010
Contracting authority: O Brien Survey & Design
Location: Mountbellew, Co. Galway
Role of firm in delivery of Project: Main Contractor & PSCS

Description: 350m2 extension to an existing National School, which consisted of 2 class rooms, a resource room, secretary’s office and relocating of the main boiler house. All work was completed within 5 months and performed during part of the school year which meant considerable attention was given to the fact that children were using the school at all times. The existing boiler house needed to be decommissioned and moved to a new location without interfering with the day to day heating of the school.

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Sixmilebridge NS

Project: EducationalName: St Finnachtas NS Sixmilebridge, Co. ClareClient: Dept of Education/Board of Management Sixmilebridge N.S.Year: 2019Contracting authority: Reddy ArchitectureLocation: Sixmilebridge, Co. ClareRole of firm […]

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