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Dundalk Grammar School

Key Information

Location Dundalk

Client Dundalk Grammar School Board of Management

Consultant Semple & McKillop Ltd

Overall Project Value €6 million

About This Project

Dundalk Grammar School is a day and boarding school with the main building dating back to 1817. The building is a listed heritage building and complete conservation of the existing facade was an important consideration in these works.

Based on our previous experience working on heritage buildings, MDE was appointed as the main Electrical Contractor responsible for the supply, delivery, installation and testing and  commissioning of the complete electrical services in the school.

Demolition work was completed, including replacement of inefficient and ageing services.  The MDE Team were also tasked with the complete electrical installation in a new two storey 25 classroom building, multi-purpose hall and carpark.

For the project duration the school remained fully operational and we managed and maintained excellent working relationships with the design and construction team as well as the school’s board of management.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Live educational environment.
  • Listed building – protection of the existing heritage building/facade.
  • Protection of existing structures.
  • Shared access/egress.
  • Co-ordination of all installation services.
  • Management of all isolations/shutdowns/switchovers.
  • Integration of modern technologies within a heritage building whilst maintaining the historic building’s aesthetics.