Gortnor AbbeyGortnor Abbey

The building which dated from circa 1890 was for many years a convent lived in by the Sisters of Jesus & Mary. After their departure the building was refurbished, reconstructed and reconfigured totally. The convent was fully structurally altered, extended and re-roofed.

The reconstruction involved the upgrade of the floors, dry lining of the walls, construction of concrete stairs and lift shafts together with a total reconstruction and refit. Full new mechanical and electrical systems were also fitted into the building. The contract also included substantial window and curtain walling (glazed walls) elements. Bourke Construction's have years of experience in renovations which was of an significant advantage in the overall construction.The entire building was fully finished to exceptionally high standard, which included painting, floor finishes, fittings, fixtures, fitted furniture and all integrated services. To avoid any interruption to the use of the adjoining building we used only a small compound area at the front of the building to place one of our tower cranes which handled all the materials and demolition waste directly into and out of the building in the confined area. This reduced dramatically the need for moving plant such as mobile telescopic lifter, dumpers and loading plus unloading then confined within the small compound. The building complied with all regulations on completion and all services (Mechanical & Electrical) achieved the desired results.