The new space will accommodate a netball court, which will double as a whole school assembly area, a dance studio with a stage for performances, as well music theory and practice rooms.
Existing classrooms currently used for these subjects will be transformed into purpose-built STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) facilities, and a drama space.
The multi-purpose centre will enable the school to further enhance its reputation as a Performing Arts College.
“This project is aligned with the college’s five year Master Plan, and is a fundamental stage in our planned development to ensure Kildare College provides contemporary learning spaces to facilitate our increasing enrolments and the introduction of Year 7 in 2019,” said principal Margaret Rouggos.
Architect Carolyn Oades from WalterBrooke Architects which designed and will manage the build, said the completed centre would be “aesthetically and visually appealing” and would deliver all of its “functional and learning objectives”.
Construction is due to commence this month, with work expected to take 12 months to complete.Jump to next article