Principal Construction

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Client:  Private

Architect: TODD Architects

Status: Completed

Completion Date: September 2017

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This project consisted of the complete refurbishment and conservation restoration, and change of use of a significantly dilapidated 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 Conservation.

key issues

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

  • Significant demolition works, including major new structural opes

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

  • Construction of new architectural designed glass facade 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 experience in-house craftsmen.

  • Extensive alteration to existing stone facade and forming new opes incorporating best conservation methods.