Project Description

Cork School of Music is a landmark building located in the heart of Cork city. The 5-storey building provides approximately 12,000mof accommodation including 52 music studios, a 450 seat rehearsal hall,  theatre space, music library, live recording suite, dance studios, staff boardrooms & administrative spaces, flat floor classrooms including digital & audio labs and raked lecture theatres.

The main building is a precast concrete structure and the library wing is framed by structural steel. Precast concrete was the preferred option as the inner city site is unsuitable for a large set-down area. The precast units would be installed upon arrival on site. The building is supported on 400 no.  450mm diameter bored piles.

The building was constructed by Jarvis Group under a PPP contract and MWP formed part of their design team as structural designers.