NUGENT team on board the new Shimna Integrated College, Newcastle Co.Down

August 28, 2023

NUGENT are thrilled to be on board the new Shimna Integrated College based in Newcastle Co.Down. The new £19 Million college will deliver state-of-the-art facilities for the students and teachers within the Newcastle, Co.Down area. Replacing the current Post Primary School which was founded in 1994.

Shimna Integrated College is 10,000m2 spanning across three storey’s. The new all inclusive college will deliver modern, energy efficient facilities teaching 620 pupils of all abilities in the heart of the natural beauty of Mourne Mountains.


Images courtesy of architects McAdam Design

Pre-Construction Director, Colum Sheppard said, “We are delighted to be on board the magnificent new Shimna Integrated College alongside Glasgiven. The project is designed to be energy efficient which is the way forward within the industry. The school development will boost local employment to the area which is always a bonus to the community”.

NUGENT MEP team are working behind the scenes on the project and expected to arrive on site in the upcoming weeks of September, 2023. The project is expected to be complete summer, 2025 for the students new academic year beginning September, 2025.

Our Mechanical services include but not limited too;

  • Ventilation to all classrooms by mechanical heat recovery units.
  • Natural ventilation to the halls & gym via windcatchers,
  • Local extract ventilation to toilets & kitchens
  • Central air handling plant serving the kitchen
  • Central gas fired boiler installation
  • Central domestic how water calorifiers
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Domestic and sanitary public health installations.
  • Rainwater harvesting system utilized to supply recycled water for flushing to all the toilets.
  • Laboratory gas, compressed air and Oxy/Acetylene installation.
  • Local fume extraction within manufacturing Dept.
  • Mobile re-circulating fume cupboards for science rooms
  • Central Building Management System to ensure efficient operation of all building services systems.

Our Electrical services include but not limited too;

  • Main LV Infrastructure
  • Local distribution boards
  • Small power & Data installation
  • Lightning protection.
  • Protective services installation including Fire Alarm, Disable refuge, Disabled toilet alarms, Security system, Door access installation, Induction loops, Intruder alarm & CCTV
  • Lighting, Lighting Control, and emergency lighting installation throughout
  • External lighting installation.
  • Extensive PV array to ensure the building meets the latest carbon savings targets set by the updated building regulations
  • Interactive touch screens