Waterford Childcare Facility, Northern Ind Estate, Northern Extension, Cork Road, Co. Waterford
O'Neill, Hennessy & Flavin
Structural Engineer:
Brian McCarthy

Construction of a Modern Style 450m² Single Storey Extension to an existing childcare facility catering for 180 children


Waterford Childcare Centre is a community based childcare facility that caters for up to 90 children, ranging in ages from 3 months to 5 years. It also cares for school age children aged between 4-7 years in the after-school club. This welcoming facility with its classrooms and enclosed garden are all play-oriented.
Waterford Childcare Centre needed to extend in order to provide additional classrooms, kitchen / catering facilities, upgrading of electrical, fire and mechanical networks, an all-weather playground and improved curtilage.

Description of Works

The construction of a 4,500 sq ft single storey extension & minor refurbishment works to an existing childcare centre. New extension was constructed using traditional “block on flat” walls, hollow core slabs to form flat roofs, trocal membrane to flat roofs, parapet walls, aluminium doors & windows, suspended ceilings, skim coat plaster finish to internal walls. The new extension comprised of additional play rooms, play areas, welfare facilities, kitchen, stores, staff room & offices.
The fit out entailed the installation of mechanical, electrical & security systems, joinery, tiling, curtain walling, fitted kitchen, floor finishes, suspended ceilings and internal décor. External works involved installation of CCTV cameras, cedar sheeting to walls, drainage, re-routing of ESB services, the construction of steel structured sheltered walkways, car parks, cobble brick paving, recreational areas and landscaping concluded this project.

Key Services Undertaken:
  • Demolition
  • Drainage
  • Extension
  • Electrical services
  • Fitted kitchen installation
  • Floor finishes
  • Internal décor
  • Joinery
  • Paving
  • Refurbishment
  • Tiling
  • Security installation
  • Tiling (Floors & walls)
  • Landscaping
  • Paving
  • Play areas