grangegprmanListed Building, Grangegorman


The first phase of the works to Building 12 at Grangegorman (a former laundry building) involved refurbishment works to prevent water ingress to secure the fabric of the existing listed building from further deterioration. The second phase of the project involved the refurbishment of the existing building and construction of new accommodation associated with the provision of a primary care centre. This structure forms part of the Grangegorman campus, which is part of a larger multi million regeneration of this area.

The former laundry building comprises of a single storey multiple bay structure, constructed of ashlar limestone with yellow brick openings and detailing.There are four bays running east- west and an additional adjoining range to the east running north-south which is divided into three main spaces. The main spaces within these ranges are large single-volume top-lit rooms with fine wood block floors. It was built in 1895 and designed by the architect W.H. Byrne.

The total floor area of the building is 1,842m² and works carried in accordance with best conservation practice. Works included re-pointing of brickwork and limestone facades, roof slating,extensive repairs and replacement of roof lights / lanterns, works to valleys, down pipes and rainwater goods together with the reduction of the existing ground levels in the vicinity of the building.

Bourke Construction integrated a proper interface between the sub contractors and an appropriate phased delivery of the various elements of the project in line with the Grangegorman Development Agency requirements. Our specialist in-house joinery crafted replacement sections of the roof lights and lanterns. These craftsmen replicated the existing joinery and details with experience gained from years of working on protected structures throughout Ireland and Europe.