• Client: Augistinian Church
  • Architect: Richard Hurley & Associates
  • Quantity Surveyor: Noel J Farrell & Associates
  • Duration: April 2005 - December 2005
  • Contract value: €2.5M
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General demolition and formation of new entrance under Choir Gallery together with the refurbishment of the existing Protected Structure Church building, to facilitate community involvement in the Church.

The works included:

  • Reset entrance stone sets and steps, including cleaning and repair works.
  • A new disabled ramp access and limestone cladding cleaned and repaired externally.
  • A new focal layout for the altar which included conservation works to the existing marble communion rails and restoration and cleaning works to the existing altar.
  • New structural steel frame installed to support the choir gallery.
  • Conservation of existing architectural features of the church building, i.e. we retained the feature spiral staircase and added an additional flight to match the existing, as well as extensive conservation works to the sash windows of the church.
  • Extensive mechanical and electrical works; we incorporated extensive underground heating ducts for the floor heating grills and installed new concrete floors throughout.
  • Lime plastering to the entire internal walls of the church.
  • Repair of the existing lightning protection for the church.

This building was situated in the centre of Galway city and a very confined site. Traffic Management and noise control was of utmost importance in order to protect the surrounding premises and public.