FOTA Wildlife Park Education Centre

FOTA Wildlife Park Education Centre
FOTA Wildlife Park
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We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the FOTA Wildlife Education Centre, a testament to MMD Construction’s commitment to excellence and sustainable development. Nestled within the captivating FOTA Wildlife Park, this state-of-the-art facility stands as a beacon of environmental education and conservation.

The FOTA Wildlife Education Centre aims to create a dynamic space where visitors can immerse themselves in the wonders of nature and learn about wildlife conservation. The building seamlessly blends into its natural surroundings, utilizing eco-friendly materials and innovative design principles. It is anticipated that new centre will attract around 30,000 Leaving and Junior Certificate students each year, instilling knowledge among upcoming generations about the vital need for increasing the sustainability of the planet’s diverse wildlife.

The works consisted of;

a) A new 2 storey block on the western side, to accommodate education centre staff and research staff, together with students and graduates on work placement, and also to
include a plant room

b) A single storey block on the southern side, consisting of 1 new class rooms and a meeting room

c) A single storey entrance hall constructed of glulam incorporating reception area and exhibition area

d) A lecture theatre on the eastern side suitable for approx. 300 persons which is subdivided into 2 classrooms

e) Upgrading the remaining part of the existing building structure to include replacement of external roof and wall cladding in order to improve energy efficiency and also to include the installation of roof lights

f) constructing an open-air plaza with fixed canvas awning structure

g) installation of an array of solar PV panels on the roof of the western 2 storey block and also on the roof of the eastern lecture theatre

j) all associated site works including building services, access road and landscaping