Principal Construction
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Lad Lane

DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE
BARRACKS, LAD LANE, DUBLIN 2

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Summary

This project consisted of the complete refurbishment and conservation, restoration, and change of use of a significantly dilapidated, listed 18th Century Metropolitan Police Barracks to a high spec turn-key apartment complex with ground floor commercial units. 

The conservation works was carried out under the strict supervision of Dublin City Council’s Conservation Department

key issues

  • The site, being in a busy urban center, required detailed pedestrian and traffic management plans to ensure safety

  • Significant demolition works, including formation of major new structural opes

  • Total internal fit-out of a four-storey stone building, along with complete fit-out of ground floor commercial units ready for occupation.

  • Construction of new curtain wall glazed stairwell to the central courtyard, incorporating a new pedestrian lift shaft.

  • Civil works included new drainage network and re-landscaping to central courtyard area.

  • Installation of major Mechanical and Electrical package, including passenger lift, security and alarm systems, CCTV system, new boiler house and air-conditioning

  • Existing sash windows was carefully and methodically refurbished by experienced in-house craftsmen to conservation best practice.

  • Extensive alteration to existing stone facade and formation of new structural opes.

  • New asymmetric, traditional slate roof to two storey section

 

Client:  Private 

Architect: TODD Architects


Status: Completed

Completion Date: September 2017

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