Loreto plan to demolish buildings and construct new primary school

By Aideen O'Flaherty

LORETO Primary School in Rathfarnham has submitted plans for the demolition of the existing school buildings, portacabins and the Lourdes Nursing Home, to allow for the construction of a new primary school.

The proposal includes the development of a new 3,833sq.m part three-, two-, and one-storey 21-classroom primary school building, connected to an existing two -storey granite building which is to be refurbished.

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Loreto Primary School in Rathfarnham

Permission is also being sought for the refurbishment of and alterations to the existing Teresa Ball House, with new 85sq.m extension and change of use from nursing home to educational use, with three classrooms and ancillary resource teaching areas.

It is proposed that classes will be held in two-storey, 20-classroom temporary school prefabricated accommodation during the demolition and construction works.

Provision of associated vehicular drop-off, set-down and parking provisions; associated hard-surface play areas, landscaping, boundary treatments; associated surface water attenuation, foul and surface water drainage connections, site works and ancillary services is included in the plans.

It is noted in the application that part of the subject site is within the curtilage of Loreto Abbey, which is a protected structure.

A decision on the application is due from South Dublin County Council by January 20, 2021.

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