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    Crampton Quay

    March 11th, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Crampton Quay”

    Project Details

    Location  5-7 Crampton Quay, D 2
    Sector  Commercial/Heritage
    Value  €300,000
    Surface  341 sqm2
    Year Completed  2017
    Client  Ardstone Capital

    Consultants

    Architect  Studio 3 Architecture
    Engineers  Downes Associates
    Quantity Surveyors  Duffy Gaffney Partnership

    Project Summary

    This Project carried out on behalf of Ardstone Capital consisted of the amalgamation of the two existing retail units at basement and ground floor levels into one retail unit measuring 341sq m; and associated works. Alterations included the following:

    • Removal of redundant mechanical and electrical  services and installation of new M&E services.
    • Provision of new openings in existing party walls at basement level and ground floor level.
    • Preparation of existing basement floor to receive tanking in addition to damp proofing works to basement walls and floor and the provision of a sump and pump for any future water ingress, together with associated new drain pipework cut into existing floor.
    • Installation of new fire rated ceilings as well as fire protection to structrural elements.
    • Installation of new Steel stairs from basement to ground floor as an alternative means of escape and upgrade of fire escape doors.
    • The installation of new “Hayward” street pavement lights and forming enclosing walls to prevent further/limit further water ingress to basement well areas

    Special Features

    • New Street pavement lights were measured up and commissioned from Hargreaves Foundry in the UK and fitted by Lissadell tradesmen
    • The works took place in a partially live environment as the retail unit on the ground floor was open for business as usual

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    Parnell Square Cultural Quarter

    January 23rd, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Parnell Square Cultural Quarter”

    Project Details

    Location  20-28 Parnell Square North
    Sector  Heritage
    Value  €440,000
    Year Completed  2017
    Client  Dublin City Council

    Consultants

    Architect  Shaffrey & Associates
    Engineers  Arup
    Quantity Surveyors  KSN

    Project Summary

    Earmarked for development as a new cultural quarter, these buildings on the site of the old Colaiste Mhuire on North Parnell Square, required intensive investigations and some stabilisation works in order to inform the ongoing planning and design for a new National Library facility. A series of inspections by a variety of consultants were undertaken to input into the overall planning for the new Cultural Quarter and City Library. Lissadell undertook the organisation and establishment of these inspection works and provided various assistance to enable their completion.

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    14-17 Moore Street – National Monument

    January 23rd, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “14-17 Moore Street – National Monument”

    Project Details

    Location  Moore Street, Dublin 1
    Sector  Heritage
    Value  €4.2M
    Year Completed  2017
    Client  Dept. of Gaeltacht, Heritage & Environment

    Consultants

    Architect  Shaffrey & Associates
    Engineers  BMCE
    Quantity Surveyor  DL Martin & Partners
    PSDP  Linesight

    Project Summary

    Initially intended to preserve these buildings of historic significance as a museum, due to their role in the 1916 rising, the project set out to stabilise and make safe the structures and ultimately provide visitors with a look back through time to some of the events of Easter 1916. It was to these buildings that the leaders of the rising retreated having pulled out of their headquarters in the GPO and it was here in 16 Moore Street that the decision was made to surrender to the British Forces.

    In addition to the stabilisation works access arrangements were also planned through conversions to neighbouring houses 13 and 19 Moore Street.

    A high court judgement suspended the works due to matters outside our control. The judgement had the effect of altering the contract to instead put in place medium term measures to stabilise the buildings and protect them from further dilapidation.

    This still required some significant works including renewal of the roof work and structural interventions. Much of the roof structures were rotten and in a state of collapse while brick walls on the front of the houses were not tied in to supporting structures. Chimneys, one containing 16 flues were crumbling to due to the effects of the weather and neglect and vegetation taking root. An over-roof was erected to protect the structures during the project.

    A brick vaulted roof to a rear basement which at one time was home to industrial activity, was covered over by a temporary roof structure to protect it from further deterioration.

    Special Features

    • The project presented new and unexpected challenges to all Lissadell management and staff. The project was highly politicised in the course of the centenary year and required adaptability and persistence by Lissadell. Works were suspended for a significant period while the case was debated in the courts. In the meantime, Lissadell remained responsible for the integrity of the building structure and security carrying out daily inspections and light maintenance of temporary support structures.  

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    Knowth House & Farm Buildings

    June 6th, 2018 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Knowth House & Farm Buildings”

    Project Details

    Location  Knowth, Co. Meath
    Sector  Heritage
    Year Completed  2018
    Client  OPW

    Consultants

    Architect  OPW Architecture
    Engineers  OPW Engineers

    Project Summary

    This project involved the refurbishment of Knowth House, stables, farm building and existing carpark and landscaping at Knowth, Co. Meath. The Stable building and farm building are 18th century protected stone structures in an L formation around a courtyard.

    Proximity to the Knowth burial chamber meant that this project would be highly sensitive in terms of heritage and archaeology in particular.

    There were two distinct fronts to the project. The existing car park required wide spread improvements including extension, drainage, resurfacing, secured access, lighting and power points in order to accommodate the OPW Bru na Boinne tour buses. Significant landscaping works were also undertaken.

    The second front was to refurbish the existing farm buildings at the site. These would be used as exhibition space and to accommodate visitors on their arrival and prior to their departure.

    Special Features

    • Polished concrete floors with underfloor heating
    • Stabilisation and insulation of existing roofs
    • Working in such close proximity to the Knowth Burial Chamber required a good working relationship with the OPW design team and archaeologists
    • The curved reinforced concrete retaining wall in the carpark was crafted on site by Lissadell carpenters and experienced operatives

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    Charles Fort

    August 28th, 2017 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Charles Fort”

    Project Details

    Location  Kinsale, Co.Cork
    Sector  Heritage
    Value  €45,000
    Year Completed  2017
    Client  OPW

    Consultants

    Architect  OPW Architecture
    Engineers  OPW Engineers
    Quantity Surveyors  OPW

    Project Summary

    Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. William Robinson, architect of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Dublin, and Superintendent of Fortifications, is credited with designing the fort. As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. The most significant of these are the Williamite War 1689-91 and the Civil War 1922-23. The intervention by Lissadell called for the insertion of several sock anchors into the inside face of an earth and stonework structure supporting the   Cockpit Bastion. Also required were inspections of joints, raking out joints and repointing and installation of wall ties.

    Special Features

    • On an exposed site elevated high above the water and overlooking the entrance to Kinsale Harbour the works site afforded us with some spectacular views. Thankfully, the weather was favourable throughout the works.

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    Dublin Castle

    August 28th, 2017 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Dublin Castle”

    Project Details

    Location  Dublin 2
    Sector  Heritage
    Value  €8000,000
    Year Completed  2011
    Client  OPW

    Consultants

    Architect  OPW
    Engineers  O’Connor Sutton Cronin
    Quantity Surveyors  Declan Reddy

    Project Summary

    This project involved:

    Investigation works within a protected structure.

    Enabling and construction of lift shaft.

    Renewal of historic stairs.

     

    The State Apartments are located off the upper yard in Dublin Castle which dates to the 1200’s.

    The project required a strip out of the Marble Hall and preparation for a follow-on phase of work. The scope of work included the construction of a lift shaft including piled foundations and the replacement of a flight of the Battle-axe stairs.

    The strip out included the removal of two marble columns and decorative capitals introduced to the Castle in the 1960’s. This was a difficult and delicate element of work and Lissadell devised a methodology of strapping the columns and lowering them from eye-bolts.

    Historic joinery including window surrounds and doors had to be adjusted by Lissadell operatives due to a rise in the floor level.

    The flight of the Battle-axe stairs was designed by a firm of engineers working with Lissadell, sourced from the UK and fitted by Lissadell operatives.

    Furthermore, and in conjunction with DFK Engineers, Lissadell undertook the load testing of the Battle-axe stairs upon completion.

    This work was carried out within an enclosed hoarding space to allow the castle tours to continue using the other part of the Battle-axe stairs outside the hoarding.

    Other protections included the castellated wall at the rear of the State Apartments where Lissadell accessed the works via a designed scaffold.

    Special Features

    After the project, when the provenance of the marble columns was subsequently explored it was discovered that they were of Roman origin, likely to have originated from the time of Emperor Nero.

    During the excavation works the foundations of the original fourth castle tower was uncovered. Following archaeological investigation this was protected and covered over allowing works to complete.

    In the middle of the project, works had to be suspended for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II on her historic first visit to Ireland. Her arrival at the state dinner in Dublin Castle was via the Battle-axe stairs.

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    RIAM

    August 28th, 2017 Posted by 0 thoughts on “RIAM”

    Project Details

    Location  36 Westland Row, Dublin 2
    Sector  Heritage/Education
    Value  €1.3M
    Year Completed  2001
    Client  Royal Irish Academy of Music

    Consultants

    Architect  Burke Kennedy Doyle
    Engineers  Muir Associates
    Quantity Surveyors  Seamus Monaghan & Partners

    Project Summary

    Refurbishment of a Georgian building and its annexes together with construction of new three-storey Teaching Block, recital rooms and glazed link foyer. Fire upgrade and renovations were undertaken to the existing structure. The Dagg Hall, a concert hall annex at the rear, was also fully refurbished.

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    Dalkey Heritage Centre

    August 28th, 2017 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Dalkey Heritage Centre”

    Project Details

    Location  Dalkey, Co. Dublin
    Sector  Heritage
    Value  €800,000
    Year Completed  1998
    Client  DLR County Council

    Consultants

    Architect  Paddy Rigney Architects
    Engineers  DBFL
    Quantity Surveyors  Mulcahy McDonagh

    Project Summary

    Construction of new modern exhibition space to the side and rear of the existing town hall and a new European green oak gantry in the lobby. Some cleaning and repointing of stone parapets on the battlements was also carried out.

    Special Features

    Some interesting defensive features were uncovered for exhibition purposes such as the machicolations inside the front archway. These gaps in the floor above allowed defenders to throw rocks or hot liquids down at attacking forces below.

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    House, Enniskerry

    August 28th, 2017 Posted by 0 thoughts on “House, Enniskerry”

    Project Details

    Location  Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
    Sector  Residential
    Value  €2M
    Year Completed  2006
    Client  Private

    Consultants

    Architect  Buckely Partnership Architects
    Engineers  Fearon O’Neill Rooney Associates
    Quantity Surveyors  O’Kelly Partnership

    Project Summary

    Renovation and extension of two storey farmhouse into family home. Part conservation, part new-build the project required much structural intervention to stabilise and repair the building while maintaining the character of the original farmhouse.

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    Shrewsbury Road

    August 28th, 2017 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Shrewsbury Road”

    Project Details

    Location  18 Shrewsbury Rd, Dublin 5
    Sector  Commercial/Heritage
    Value  €1.8M
    Year Completed  1999
    Client Irish Pharmaceutical Society

    Consultants

    Architect  Murray O’Laoire
    Engineers  Ferron O’Neill Rooney
    Quantity Surveyors  Rogerson Redden

    Project Summary

    Refurbishment of historic building and conversion from laboratory use into office and apartment space to house the Pharmaceutical Society offices. Works were in part conservation in nature.

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