South West College are developing a new 8,200m2 , £20m Erne Campus on the site of the former Erne Hospital in Enniskillen replacing their existing facilities at Gaol Square. Tracey Brothers Ltd have been appointed to both design and construct the project which will see the delivery of the first educational building worldwide to achieve PassivHaus premium, the highest international standard in environmental construction, along with a BREEAM rating of “Excellent”.
The structure itself, in sympathy with the existing contours, diminishes from east to west from four to two storeys height with a pin jointed steel frame supporting precast concrete flooring units all stabilised by insitu concrete lift and stair cores. Stringent restrictions apply in terms of the quality and rate of discharge of storm water to the adjacent Lough Erne resulting in the design of innovative SUDS solutions.
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
South West College/Tracey Brothers
Mullarkey Pedersen Architects