Thomas Burgh House



St. Luke’s Partnership


DTA Architects


€3.25 million

St. Luke’s Church is a recorded monument and protected structure. The completed building is characterised by the design of the office accommodation as a three storey glass-clad volume within but separated from, the restored walls of the church.

New additions to the existing structure – including the roof truss, zinc-clad roof, and roof light, windows, and reception pavilion are distinguished as modern additions to the existing shell. The accommodation consists of 600m² of Class 3 office space over 3 floors, two of which are mezzanine floors suspended from the new roof structure within the nave.

A suspended stair from the atrium gives access to the upper floors, which include meeting rooms, individual offices, and open plan areas. Services, lift and escape stairs are located within a defined core at the rear of the open plan office areas.

The fit out includes bespoke workstation and storage solutions for both individual and open plan offices, defining workgroups with storage units housing drawing and file storage. Renamed as Thomas Burgh House – in honor of the original architect – the offices are full of light and space, with views across voids through the existing windows.

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" St Luke’s Church was technically a ruin and the design was both innovative and complex. JJ Rhatigan & Company as the main contractor appointed an experienced project manager from their team and the contractor and design team held a number of meetings prior to commencing construction so that all elements, from the traditional skills in the conservation of the main structure to the more general construction and the high-end engineering of the inserted structure, would marry together.

The result is self-explanatory as JJ Rhatigan and their specialist sub-contractors performed all tasks to the highest quality and efficiency. That the building has been nominated for, and won a number of awards is a testament to the success of the quality achieved by JJ Rhatigan. We would certainly work with them again on a complex building. "

Peter Cox - Director, St. Luke’s Partnership

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