Project Description

Connolly Mews, Dublin

Description of Works

Programme of Works 6 Months
Client HSE
Architect Michael Mohan Architects
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Ronan Meally Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyors Desmond Macgreevy & Partners

Project Summary

Connolly Mews – Single Storey Extension & Refurbishment Works

Kelbuild Ltd carried out works at Connolly Norman House Clinic which offers community-based addiction and support services on behalf of the Health Service Executive on the North Circular Road, Dublin.

Norman Connolly Mews works included a single storey extension to the existing building along with a full mechanical & electrical fit out, new flooring, new windows & fitted furniture.

As Norman Connolly Mews was originally an old historic coach house, its exterior comprised of a Flemish Bond red brick and English Bond fawn brick exterior, it was imperative for Kelbuild Ltd. to maintain the existing feature of the red brick on the new extension.

The build consisted of a new Pharmacy, a waiting area, 3 consultation rooms, a Nurses’ room, along with a male & female toilet. A refurbishment was also done on the existing staff toilets & a new back entrance was established from the Primary Care Centre at the rear of the building. A new heating system was installed (gas boiler system) and a new Comms Cabinet with a new Fibre cable installed.

Kelbuild Ltd, had the complex task of incorporating an existing original external wall and turning it into a now internal wall of the new extension. As the original brick had no cavity, Kelbuild had to ensure that the external wall could ‘breathe’ by installing cork board & using specialist lime mortar plaster to allow moisture to escape & avoid any dampness in the future.

Connolly Mews was finished on time & on budget with extra finishes such as new suspended ceilings throughout, access control on all entry points, emergency lighting, integrated IPS panels, retractable security shutters installed on all new aluminium windows, and a full fit out of the new Pharmacy.

Exterior works included in this contract consisted of salvaging the original wrought iron gates & reinstating them, along with a new pedestrian gate to replicate the original; the courtyard was recobbled with the inclusion of flowerbed & external lighting. The outside of the existing building was washed & treated for any algae in the process. The car park was fully resurfaced with tarmacadam & relined to include a new wheelchair accessible parking space. New Stainless Steel Bike racks were also installed. A new bin store was installed, and a new main supply of power was relocated to a new plant room.

It is important to note, these works were carried out in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and it was paramount for Kelbuild Ltd to ensure the safety of all personnel on site during this time, while still ensuring the site remained open and the programme was on target.

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