- Client: Yeats College
- Architect: Atlantic Architects
- Quantity Surveyor: Peter F Costello & Partners
- Duration: May 2006 - August 2008
- Contract value: €7.3M
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.
- 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.