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    Alzheimers Day Care

    Project Details

    Location  Blackrock, Co. Dublin
    Sector  Healthcare
    Value  €7.5M
    Surface  1400 m2
    Year Completed  2009
    Client Alzheimer Society of Ireland

    Consultants

    Architect  Niall McLaughlin Architects
    Engineers  Buro Happold
    Quantity Surveyors  Tom D’Arcy

    Project Summary

    This project involved the construction of a single storey Day Care and Respite centre within the confines of a protected walled garden in the grounds of the Daughters of Charity Convent in Blackrock. The new building houses a bedroom wing, catering and resource areas, offices and training centre.

    The brick and stone walls surrounding the Daughters of Charitys’ orchard garden is a protected structure. In the course of building works, these walls were maintained and protected while a small amount of rebuilding work was carried out at project completion to facilitate the pedestrian entrance.

    Special Features

    • Designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects the project involved many innovative design concepts which in turn challenged the builder to provide innovative solutions on site.
    • Externally, timber features strongly in the form of window cills and heads, timber fins and projecting eaves surrounding all of the timber windows.
    • Timber cladding also marries in with a brick exterior elsewhere.
    • The majority of the carpentry and joinery work was carried out on site by our own carpentry staff.
    • New stainless steel spiral stairs was added to the gable of the building allowing egress from each floor in the event of fire.

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