Location Knowth, Co. Meath
Year Completed 2018
Architect OPW Architecture
Engineers OPW Engineers
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.