A new corporate support services building of 4,757m2 gross internal floor area on a site of 0. 953ha within the overall campus of Institute of Technology Carlow. The proposed application site is located on the northern end of the Institute of Technology Carlow Campus, west of the aerospace, mechanical & electronic engineering building and north of the nore building. The proposed building will be located on the footprint of the recently demolished and removed vocational Education Committee School Buildings (PL Reg. Ref. 15/54).
The building will be 4 storeys, with a central splayed atrium and rooftop plant and screening. Fundamentally the design is based on a simple rectangular form diagonally across another simple rectangle. The diagonal form being the main entrance and circulation, the remainder of the corporate support functions orientated either side of the atrium of the splayed atrium volume. The atrium serves to provide a clear arrival space to the building, containing the new campus reception function (and associated back office) and the primary vertical circulation lifts and feature accommodation stair in readily understandable and easily intelligible positions. On the South of the building there will be a commercial kitchen and dining space on ground floor and a café and associated seating area on the first floor.
A service yard will be positioned on the East façade of the building to serve these catering facilities. A single storey maintenance and storage building incorporating a sub-station will also be constructed to the East of the site, of 206 m2 gross internal floor area. Therefore, the total area of the proposed development is 4,963m2. An existing service yard and 2 small plant rooms (31m2 gross internal floor area) will be demolished as part of the development. The application site will be accessed from the existing vehicular entrance and surface car parking off the Kilkenny road, with the addition of a new road and car parking spaces to the East of the proposed corporate support services building. A new landscaped plaza will be created to the West of this building and sheltered bicycle parking will be provided adjacent to the East façade of the Nore building.
This application includes for all site signage, utility connection works, and ancillary site works associated with the project. A Natura Impact State (NIS) will be submitted to the planning authority with the application.
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