Project Description

Roscommon County Council New HQ and Court House Building Modifications.


Roscommon County Council


ABK Architects

Project Status:


The project consists of some 6600m2 of office accommodation, laboratories, canteen and council chamber for the Local Authority within a single building together with modifications to the adjacent existing court building and the introduction of a new surface car park.

The client brief from the outset required the building to have a BER A3 Energy Rating and BREEAM Excellent Certification. These criteria had to be and were achieved under the strict cost limits which prevailed at the time.

The Mechanical and Electrical Concept was as follows;

Sustainable Design of Services

2020 Vision – 33% Increase in Efficiency

Environmentally Sensitive – Reduced CO2

BREEAM – Excellent Rating

BER – A3 Rating

Comfortable Working Environments

Ease of Control, Maintenance & Expansion

Our Mechanical and Electrical Design Features comprised: 

Natural Ventilation – Dynamic Simulation

Biomass Boiler – Wood Chip Fuel

Solar Panels – Providing Electricity & Hot Water

Rainwater Harvesting

Low Energy Lighting – Automatic Controls


2016 RIAI Best Public Building

2016 RIAI Best Sustainable Building

2016 CMG Irish Building and Design Award for Best Public Building

2016 CMG Irish Building and Design Award for Best Sustainable Building