Projects > Heritage, Conservation & Restoration Projects
|GORT AN CLOCHAIR
Kilkee, Co. Clare
|This project consists of the renovation, restoration, conversion
and extension of an existing convent building into 16No. luxury
apartments overlooking Kilkee Town. The development also
consists of the construction of 30No. Apartments in four separate
blocks on the existing convent grounds and associated site works
with connection to the town’s main sewer and water supply.
The works to the existing Convent Building included the
demolition of an existing derelict wing which was then rebuilt
and extended to tie into the existing structure. Particular details
with regards to restoration of existing elements of the building
were developed and perfected over the course of the project.
In particular works carried out included:
Removal and refurbishment to existing roofs. Refurbishment,
flaunching and stabilisation of all chimneys. New concrete floors
at ground level. Full insulation of walls, ceilings and roof spaces.
Installation of new heating system. New electrical wiring
throughout. Full fitout of toilets and bathrooms in all apartment.
Alteration to existing openings to comply with disability access
requirements. The installation of a new lift. The installation of
new external areas. The cleaning down, re-plastering,
restoration and re-painting of all external facades. The
installation of new glazing in existing window opes
The internal finished to the converted spaces were of the highest
standard and mixed contemporary design with sensitive
restoration of existing features.
At all times the conservation aspects of the project were placed
at the highest priority while also incorporating the clients
requirements with regard to program budget and quantity.
Throughout the project L&M Keating Ltd continuously liaised with
and implemented the guidelines of the conservation architect.
Particular Health & Safety issues during the project included:
The demolition and restoration of existing floors within the
building while maintaining protected ceiling finishes. Installing a
new roof over the building while protecting the internal finishes.
Setting up workshops on site to carry out craft and restoration
|Client||Tri Counties Development Partnership
C/o Cusack O'Connor Construction,
Monocline Industrial Estate,
Ballysimon Road, Limerick.
|Consulting Engineers||Paddy Coleman and Associates
Ennis, Co. Clare.
|Date of Completion||December, 2008.|