Project Summary
Project Summary
Client: Institute of Technology Sligo
Architect: Taylor McCarney Architects
Location: Sligo, Ireland
Value: €5.6m

About the Project

The Institute of Technology Sligo’s long term institute masterplan is aimed to provide improved facilities for the institutes, 7,000 students. IT Sligo is a third-level educational institution situated in the town of Sligo, Ireland.

IN2 have been appointed to provide M&E services to both the Block L & Block B buildings. This project includes the refurbishment and extension of Block L. The existing building is predominantly single-storey totalling 1568m2. The proposed new build of approximately 1700m2 will comprise a part three-storey extension to the existing building. Including art studios, workshops, black box accommodation, ceramics, print and other specialist studios with a cafe, staff, ancillary accommodation and a 50-space carpark. The plans will also include a tiered seated theatre, which will become a cultural beacon for the northwest region.

Due for completion in 2022, IN2 have undertaken Environmental Analysis to determine Average Daylight Factors for each individual room in accordance with best practice BRE guidelines. The daylight analysis accounted for all aspects that can potentially restrict natural light availability. Thermal analysis was also executed for Block L using Dynamic Simulation Modelling. This involved creating a 3D representational model of the building to assess the predicted performance of the natural ventilation strategies.

IT Sligo Block L 7

The multi-million euro upgrade is a significant part of the institute's plan to become a technological university in partnership with Letterkenny IT and GMIT.

IT Sligo Block L 8

"IT Sligo will become even more effective in serving the educational, economic, and cultural needs of the region." Niall O’Donnellan Chairman, Governing Body, IT Sligo

IT Sligo Block L 11
IT Sligo Block L 12

Due for completion in 2022, this ongoing project forms an integral part of the overall IT Sligo masterplan.

IT Sligo Block L 6
IT Sligo Block L 10
IT Sligo Block L 14
Project Tags:
M&E Design
Daylight / Sunlight Analysis
Dynamic Thermal Modelling