The Original Town Hall in Carrick on Suir dates from 1850 and contains a number of period architectural features internally and externally that the client wanted to be protected, restored and maintained in the refurbished building. Features such as the original plaster mouldings and decorative ceilings internally along with the external railings and limestone stonework externally. When seeking a partner for this build, the client required a Main contractor with a track record in conservation works. With a strong list of successful projects it was only natural that we would be considered for this prestigious substantial upgrade. We are contractors who are fully versed in the specialist techniques required to safely deliver a premium upgrade with a conservation building, to any client.
In addition to the refurbishment and renovations associated with the existing building, an adjoining new three storey building was incorporated into the design to facilitate the client and the townspeople of Carrick On Suir. This reinforced concrete structure with limestone cladding and self-coloured render provides the main reception hall for the building and suites of office space for the staff. The new building is constructed to incorporate numerous energy efficient measures. In addition the new build provides easy access throughout the upgraded Town Hall and becomes the main public focus point of the new combined building serving South Tipperary.
External works included the upgrading of the areas immediately about the original building and the neighbouring structures, the new build also affords support to the existing Town Hall which had endured a measure of subsidence to perimeter walls over its lifetime. Only a building team knowledgeable and proficient with conservation techniques could be trusted in ensuring a successful and considerate tie in with the original structures. Whilst a Pedestrian Plaza was constructed to the front of the building leading to an existing Public carpark the Plaza design required a public road upgrade along with substantial hard and soft landscaping all carried out by Tom O’Brien Construction to the design furnished by the local council and their design partners.
The project demonstrates our ability to work successfully with Public Bodies on a confined urban site in both new and refurbishment type schemes. We deliver high quality solutions to clients and their design teams managing the associated disciplines of Mechanical and Electrical contractors whilst providing the necessary backup required to ensure that he BCAR documentation is fully actioned and supplied in good time to facilitate the timely handover of the building.
Location Carrick on Suir
Architect Deaton Lysaght
Client Tipperary County Council