Project Description

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare

Description of Works

Programme of Works 6 month
Client St. Patricks College Maynooth
Architect Moloney O’Beirne Architects
Civil & Structural Engineer Punch Consulting Engineers
Conservation Consultant Slattery Conservation
Quantity Surveyors Moloney O’Beirne Architects

Project Summary

St Patrick’s College Maynooth Restoration and refurbishment of Pugin Hall/ St Marys & St Pats house.

Following a competitive tender process, Kelbuild were appointed as main Contractor and PSCS for the Restoration and Refurbishment of Pugin Hall & St Mary’s House, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

This is a 4-storey building from the 1800s and is being renovated to provide a dining hall (approx. floor area 460 sq.m.) and accommodation to the college building.

These works were carried out in a live college environment, which consisted of the removal of the existing lead roof covering, the treatment/replacement of roof timber members and the relaying of a new lead roof (c55,000 kgs of lead).

There were several different works carried out to restore & refurbish elements of the buildings such as works to 9 no. high-level stone chimneys which were taken down to roof level, lead trays fitted, and chimneys rebuilt using lime mortar by a specialist stonemason.

There were 8 no. roof light lanterns stripped down and refurbished to their original state. These lanterns were then roofed with Blue Bangor Slates and the reconstructed timber windows were fitted with Heritage Glazing to maintain the integrity of the building & its original features.

Internally the expansive ceiling of Pugin Hall were fire proofed and refurbished to give a painted ceiling finish with exposed oak beams and cross beams. The heating system was completely replaced and the old steel covers to the radiators were reconfigured to house the new radiators.

The stained-glass windows were refurbished by experts to ensure no breakage or damage was done to the original stain glass. New floor coverings and wall finishes were also provided, and the long dining tables and chairs were removed to an external workshop, refurbished, and returned like new.

Finally, the 4 ornate brass lighting lanterns were also removed to the workshop, restored to their original state, and refitted.

All of these works were carried out over a number of phases and within the 10-month program as agreed.

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