Project Description

Booterstown Parish Centre, Dublin

Description of Works

Programme of Works 12 months
Client Booterstown Parish
Architect Walsh Architects & Project Managers
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Hayes Higgins Partnership
Civil & Structural Engineer Hayes Higgins Partnership
Conservation Consultant Slattery Conservation
Quantity Surveyors Walsh Associates
Fire Consultant Walsh Architects & Project Managers
Project Supervisor Design Process Walsh Architects & Project Managers

Project Summary

Following a competitive tender process, Kelbuild Ltd were appointed as main Contractor and PSCS on a 3-phase project to carry out Restoration and Refurbishment works to “The Church of the Assumption” Booterstown, Co. Dublin. Also, as part of the parish development an extension to the existing school adjacent to the parish car park.

This project was completed over 3 Phases with strict programmes in place for the completion of each. This required careful planning due to the number of specialist and nominated subcontractors required on each phase. All the works were complete in a live environment as the parish carpark remained open and the Church remained open for all masses which involved considerable pedestrian and traffic management.

Phase 1 and 2 works included removal of the existing natural slate roof covering, treating existing timberwork, provide ventilation and re-slate the roof. External sand and cement plaster to main church was removed and it was replastered using a Lime render with Keim painted finish. Liquid DPM was injected into the external walls. All cast iron guttering and down pipes were removed, restored & refitted to their original position.

Works also included the removal of defective (sand/cement) internal plaster, replacing same with lime work and redecorating to match existing. Re-pointing of the external walls of parish centre with lime mortar was also carried out along with the removal, restoration and refitting of existing stained-glass windows. There was also a full refit of the entire heating system.

Once Phases 1 and 2 were complete, works commenced on Phase 3 which included a full repointing of all external stone, complete restoration of existing roof timbers and protecting existing historic decoration items such as removing and reinstalling decorative Wainscotting to selected areas.  Finally, fit out works included the inclusion of a Tiered Lecture Hall, Offices, Admin Facilities, Sacristy, Chapel, Exhibition Hall and Canteen Facilities.

Works were all carried out within budget & in line with the scheduled programme of works.

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