The King's Hospital

Location Dublin, Ireland
Services Building services
Sector Education
Client The King's Hospital School

Derry Kearney

T +353 1513 7127

The King’s Hospital School is regarded as one of Ireland’s leading boarding schools and facilities for those living away from home.

As part of our ongoing engineering works on this live Educational Campus, we have been appointed to provide building services to aid the design of the homely atmosphere desired for students while offering a comfortable, healthy and inclusive environment.

The new self-contained units of five, four and two-person bedrooms provide the privacy and flexibility the students require.

The refurbishment was undertaken while the building remained “live” and partially occupied meaning our design philosophically had to take this into account. We coordinated with multiple stakeholders including the client and the design team and advised that the works should be undertaken over four phases with students being temporally moved while the works were carried out. This created a tight programme of works to allow the facilities to be fully operational for the summer period. This phased approach meant that close collaboration was needed with project stakeholders to produce a plan that suited all disciplines. The project was completed on time and budget.

To make the scheme more energy efficient, a low energy variable volume ventilation system has been designed and installed as well as LED lighting (including emergency lighting) throughout the scheme. Not only have these methods made the building more energy efficient, it has also saved the client money and has cut the need for high maintenance costs.


Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

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Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.