• Client: Yeats College
  • Architect: Atlantic Architects
  • Quantity Surveyor: Peter F Costello & Partners
  • Duration: May 2006 - August 2008
  • Contract value: £5.7M
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The works included the preservation, extension and refurbishment of a listed Heritage Building, unoccupied since the 1970s.  The building was converted to a four storey educational facility with the addition of a four storey over basement rear extension.

Work included:

  • The internal demolition, formation of new opes, preservation of surviving features, plaster cornices, limestone lime plaster and timber sash windows.
  • Fit-out works and associated siteworks were all completed within a confined operational area.
  • Stonework included new random rubble stonework internally and the cleaning and resetting of external stone corbels and quoins.
  • New concrete floors were installed throughout the building.
  • A new structural steel frame was installed to support the roof and support the new intermediate frame levels.
  • The roof was stripped of its Blue Bangor slates and timber carcassing. The slates were carefully removed, graded and stored for re-use. Where feasible, slates were re-fixed in position or replaced with new or approved salvaged slates of similar size and colour to match the existing.
  • Cast iron rainwater goods were replaced throughout and chimney stacks were rebuilt from roof level with new limestone cappings installed.
  • The salvaged chimney pots were reinstalled and the roof re-slated in natural slate.