Fás Ballyfermot

The original FAS buildings in Ballyfermot in Dublin were created in 1972 by converting an existing factory unit to provide workshops, classrooms and student facilities.The client, FAS, is an Irish governmental employment authority which promotes job opportunities and training courses for the Irish workforce.


Client
Fás

Location
Dublin 10, Ireland

Status
In Use

Area
12,200 sq.m


Expertise

In 1980, the new single span 4200 sq.m. workshop building was designed by Scott Tallon Walker, to provide flexible enclosed workspace for the technical, manufacturing and building trades.

In 2004 in response to changing a market place, Scott Tallon Walker was once again engaged to alter and extend the complex, by adding a new 800 sq.m. Information Technology Block to the front of the original factory.

This rationalising of the internal spaces added 750 sq.m. of mezzanine classrooms and upgraded student facilities to cope with the increased occupancy numbers. Due to the nature of this facility, there are ongoing alteration works in response to ever-changing workplace demands.