Thomastown Garda District Headquarters is a new facility providing accommodation for the South Eastern Region Traffic Division of the Gardai in Co. Kilkenny.
The project comprised car parking, garages and storage buildings, as well as the two-storey, 490 sqm main building. The ground floor includes a reception area, detention cells and interview rooms. The first floor is office and support facilities for the Gardai including offices, interview rooms, recreational and dining facilities.
The building was constructed in loadbearing masonry on concrete strip foundations, with the roof structure constructed in timber trusses. Timber and steel framing was used for feature areas such as the lightwell and the corner main entrance.
Client: Office of Public Works
Architect: Dalton + O’Donnell Architects