New Ambulance Station Edenderry
The new state of the art Ambulance Station Edenderry consisting of a single storey, stepped, mono pitch roof with adjoining 5.5m high canopy is now approaching completion. The facility on which Downes Associates provided full civil and structural engineering services for the Health Service Executive comprises administration and staff accommodation facilities, an ambulance garage with a mechanical plant area within a mezzanine floor as well as a covered ambulance parking area.
Structurally the building consists of braced steel framing with infill blockwork and ground bearing concrete floor slab. Foundations consist of reinforced concrete pad and strip foundations on lean mix to stiff underlying clay. The 5.5m canopy is constructed as a propped cantilever constructed using tapered galvanised steel beams.
Site works include vehicle and pedestrian access, car parking, internal circulation roads and paths, a vehicle wash area and new boundary fencing. SUDS compliance is achieved through a combination of rainwater harvesting and on site attenuation.