Cork School of Music

The Cork School of Music is unusual in the education world in that it teaches at all levels, from primary through to postgraduate. Dornan was delighted to undertake the mechanical work on this spectacular new building on the College’s old site by the River Lee, installing HVAC systems for tuition rooms, two auditoria, a restaurant, a library, offices and all domestic services. One of the main challenges was to ensure that all services run as quietly as possible.

Scope of works

  • 500-seat & 150-seat auditoria with directional jet nozzle system & dedicated AHUs and extract systems
  • ‘Silent System’ in recording and live room with acoustically-treated AHU ducts
  • Full restaurant area services
  • Trench heating system at glass facade
  • Underfloor heating concourse to auditoria
  • All domestic services to toilet blocks
  • Design, selection & installation of chilled beam systems for tuition rooms
  • Liaising with client and the client’s acoustic consultants to meet stringent acoustic and air quality requirements