Projects

Civil, Structural & Conservation Engineering Projects

Re-roofing of steel framed commercial building, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Client: Private

 

Masonry repairs to Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford
Client: Lismore Castle

 

Roof repair works to Midleton Library, Market House, Midleton, Co. Cork
Client: Cork County Council

 

Conservation engineering consultation for repair of terraces of historic Georgian properties at Rutland Street, Patrick Street & Ellen Street, Opera Centre, Limerick City
Client: Limerick City & County Council

 

Stormwater management contract for large mixed use site, Montenotte, Cork City
Client: COPE Foundation

 

Reporting, expert witness and works contract for apartment development in historic mill building, Co. Cork
Client: Private

 

Repair of roof structure found to be in poor structural condition at Davis College, Mallow, Co. Cork
Client: Education and Training Board
Architect: Butler Moffat Architects

 

Assessment of existing historic concrete building structure and structural design of new roof level meeting room and terrace, Paris
Client: International Chamber of Commerce, Paris
Architect: Mellett Architects

 

Extension to Kilmurry National School, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare
Client: Kilmurry National School
Architect: Tom Hegarty Architects

 

Extension to Scoil Bhride, Crossmahon, Bandon, Co. Cork
Client: Scoil Bhride, Crossmahon
Architect: Boyd Barrett Murphy O’Connor Architects

 

New ‘A’-rated passive house, Bishopstown, Cork City
Architect: Butler Moffat Architects
Client: Private

 

New house in sensitive landscape at Ballygarvan, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

Structural repairs to the Robing Room, Heritage Council Headquarters, Kilkenny City
Client & Architect: The Heritage Council

 

New library in existing historic market house, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois 
Client: Laois County Council
Architect: de Blacam & Meagher Architects
Awards: Civic Trust Award & RIAI Best Conservation / Restoration Project

 

New offices in existing historic Methodist hall, Bandon, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

New extension to house at Carrignacunna, Inchigeela, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: Markus Schietsch Architekten, Zurich & Gartland Architects

 

Structural repair to historic funeral home building, Cork City
Client: Fordes Funeral Home

 

Upgrading and new extension to Georgian country house at Dripsey, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

Upgrading works to Tallow Community Centre, Tallow, Co. Cork
Client: Tallow Community Centre
Architect: Gartland Architects

 

New dwelling at Bere Island, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: de Blacam & Meagher Architects

 

Conversion of use of early 20th century steel and concrete framed garage building from bank to bar & restaurant, South Mall, Cork City
Client: Ernest Cantillon
Architect: Huw O’Toole

 

Restoration and alteration of entrance gates and piers to 19th century villa, Honan Home, Cork City
Client: COPE Foundation

 

New artists studio and apartment, Henrietta Lane, Dublin City
Client: Private
Architect: Mellett Architects

 

Repair and representation of St. James’ Church, Ballinora, Co. Cork
Client: St. James’ Church
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

New medical centre, Mayfield, Cork City
Client: Private
Architect: Magee Creedon Kearns Architects

 

New restaurant and apartment development, Adelaide Street, Cork City
Client: Private
Architect: Magee Creedon Kearns Architects

 

Competition entry for redevelopment of seafront at Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects

 

Structural repairs to entrance wing wall and stables at Bantry House, Bantry, Co. Cork
Client: Bantry House
Architect: Paul Arnold Architects

 

New restaurant building, Mary Street, Cork City
Client: Mr Niall Linehan
Architect: Magee Creedon Kearns Architects

 

New apartment development, Monahan Road, Cork City
Client: David McSweeny
Architect: Magee Creedon Kearns Architects

 

New residential care development, Honan House, Cork City
Client: COPE Foundation
Architect: James Leahy & Associates Architects

 

Repairs to historic boundary wall, Ashton School, Cork City
Client: Ashton School

 

New architect designed one-off houses, Co. Cork & Co. Kerry
Clients: Various Private
Architects: Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects

 

New hostel for Right Of Place Charity, Lower Glanmire Road, Cork City
Client: Right of Place Charity and Cork City Council
Architect: James Leahy & Associates Architects

 

New student accommodation at Seven North Mall, Cork City
Client: Private
Architect: Reddy O’Riordan Staehli Architects

 

New residential development at Wallfield, Reigate, Surrey
Client: Lochplace Developments Limited
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

Conversion of ruined fish palace, workers cottage and smoke house as residential development and construction of boat park amenity, Scilly, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Client: Lochplace Developments Limited

 

Structural repairs to roof of Coolculitha House, Innishannon, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: Jack Coughlan Associates Architects

 

Repair and reoccupation of Ballymacmoy House, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects

 

New stair to office building, Marina Commercial Park, Cork City
Client: Department of Social and Family Affairs
Architect: Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects

 

New archive for Presentation Sisters, Cork City
Client: Presentation Sisters
Architect: Carr Cotter & Naessens Architects

 

Repair, upgrading and extension of Georgian houses north of river Lee, Cork City
Clients: Various, private

 

Stonework stabilisation at parapet level of tower house, Blarney Castle, Co. Cork
Client: Blarney Castle

 

Roof structure repairs St. Michael’s Church, Church Road, Blackrock, Cork City
Client: St. Michael’s Church
Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects

 

Refurbishment of O’Connor’s Jeans retail building, Grafton Street, Dublin City
Client: JOC Retail, Swords Limited
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

Repair works to roof of Westlands House, Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co. Cork
Client: Cork Dockyard Limited

 

Structural stabilisation at basement level, Castleiver House, Co. Offaly
Client: The Heritage Council

 

Repair and recovering of Shronell House roof, Co. Tipperary
Client: Private
Architect: Boyd Barrett Murphy O’Connor Architects

 

New apartment building in urban setting, Wellington Road, Cork City
Client: Private
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

Upgrading of below ground drainage at St. Fachtna’s Cathedral, Roscarbery, Co. Cork
Client: Dean of St. Fachtna’s Cathedral
Architect: Jack Coughlan Associates Architects

 

Repair and reoccupation of Salterbridge Gatelodge, Co. Waterford
Client: Irish Landmark Trust
Architect: Shaffrey Associates Architects

 

Structural repairs to Thomond Villas, Clare Castle, Co. Clare
Client: Private
Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects

 

New house in existing ruin, Belveley, Cobh, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: Reddy O’Riordan Staehli Architects

 

Structural repairs to Georgian building at Grosvenor Place, Wellington Road, Cork City
Client: Private

 

Structural stabilisation works to Carriganass Castle, Co. Cork
Client: Carriganass Castle Limited.
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

New endodontic dental surgery, Bishopstown, Cork City
Client: Private
Architect: Fourem Architects

 

New floor and roof structures to ruined Dún na Séad Castle, Baltimore, Co. Cork
Client: Private
Architect: Howley Harrington Architects / Rees Bolter Architects

Report & Advisory Projects

Report on urban Georgian property in previous use as Garda Station at MacCurtain Street, Cork City
Client: Cork City Council

 

Preparation of photographic survey of Former Tait Clothing Factory, Lord Edward Street, Limerick City
Client: Limerick City & County Council

 

Limerick Regeneration: Consulting engineering report and advisory services on structural repair of numerous city centre properties
Client: Limerick City & County Council

 

Development and archaeology strategy report for King’s Island, Limerick with Aegis Archaeology
Client: Limerick City & County Council
Archaeologist: Aegis Archaeology

 

Contributing author for conservation plan, Clock Gate Tower, Youghal, Co. Cork
Archaeologist: Margaret Gowan
Client: Youghal Socio-Economic and Development Group

 

Structural engineering report on stables, entrance and parapet, Bantry House, Co. Cork
Client: Bantry House
Architect: Paul Arnold Architects

 

Structural engineering report on significant at risk Georgian house, Hazelwood House, Co. Sligo
Client: Foresthaze Developments
Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects

 

Report on condition and repair strategy, St James Church Ballinora, Co. Cork
Client: Parish Committee

 

Structural engineering report on boundary retaining wall, St. Angela’s College, Cork City
Client: St. Angela’s College
Consulting Engineer: Malachy Wlash & Partners

 

Structural engineering report on boundary retaining wall, Kildare Cathedral, Co. Kildare
Client: Kildare County Council
Archaeologist: Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd.

 

Report on reuse of existing vaulted structures within new apartment development, Old Infirmary, Waterford City
Clients: Waterford City Council and Eamonn McSweeney Consulting Engineer
Architect: Elliot Design

 

Structural engineering report on condition of retail building, Patrick Street, Cork City
Client: JR Porter Limited
Architect: Reddy O’Riordan Staehli Architects

 

Structural engineering report on west external wall of Cloyne Cathedral, Co. Cork
Client: Dean of Cloyne
Architect: Jack Coughlan Associates Architects

 

Structural engineering report on Blanchville House tower (folly), Co. Kilkenny
Client: The Heritage Council
Architect: Howley Harrington Architects

 

Structural engineering reports on Irish tower houses:
Miltown and Killencool Castles, Co. Louth; Client: The Guild of Ancient Uriel; Belvelley Castle, Cobh; Client: Private; Wallingstown Castle, Little Island, Cork; Client: Private; Architect: Jack Coughlan Associates Architects

 

Report advising on protection of Carrig House, Tivoli, Cork City
Client: Cork City Council

 

Report advising on reuse of existing building at 33 The Mall, Waterford City
Client: Waterford City Council

 

Structural engineering report on Presentation Convent, Millstreet, Co. Cork
Client: Cork County Council

 

Structural engineering report on Kilkishen House, Co. Clare
Client: The Heritage Council
Architect: Arthur Gibney and Partners

Other projects

Lectures Provided

Irish Georgian Society / Limerick City & County Council
Lecture titled: Traditional Buildings: The Benefits of an Engineering Approach.

University of Limerick Department of Civil Engineering & Materials Science
Lecture titled: Engineering Historic and Architecturally Significant Structures.

University of Limerick Department of Civil Engineering & Materials Science / Building Research Establishment / Engineers Ireland
Lecture titled: The Investigation and Analysis of Historic Building Structures given at Forensic Engineering Colloquium.

Realisation of Art Installations

Brian O’Doherty, The Lookout at Charles Fort, Kinsale for Kinsale Arts Festival.

National Sculpture Factory: Assisting in the realisation of art installations.

Teaching

Cork Centre for Architectural Education (University College Cork / Cork Institute of Technology).  Teaching in lecture and studio based modules across years 2, 3, 4 & 6:

–   Structure & integration with architecture
–   Conservation theory and practice
–   Technology & integration with architecture.

University College Dublin, School of Architecture, Landscape & Civil Engineering
Workshop with students of architecture: Integration of structural engineering with architecture.