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Project 18Ormond – Conserving a Dublin merchant building

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18 Ormond Quay Upper

D07 V027 Dublin 7

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Join us for this half-day seminar exploring the history, conservation philosophy and practical repair techniques being undertaken in the ongoing refurbishment of Dublin Civic Trust’s flagship building at 18 Ormond Quay Upper. The event is the first public opportunity to gain access to this major conservation project on the Liffey quays in the historic heart of Dublin.

18 Ormond Quay Upper and 67 Arran Street East comprise a pair of interlocking period buildings dating to 1843 and 1760 respectively. The first phase of this ambitious project comprises the structural consolidation and refurbishment of the river-fronting building, composed of three storeys of living accommodation above a ground floor shop and basement. It is this part of the building that will form the focus of the seminar.

To date, the project has involved the recording of architectural fabric, securing planning permission for structural repairs and exterior alterations, undertaking structural consolidation of the side wall and shopfront, the repair of facades and brick repointing, and extensive renewal of the interior staircase.

Find out more about the project and the history of the conjoined buildings here: http://dublincivictrust.ie/building-projects/18-ormond-quay


Seminar Content

This interactive morning seminar will be led by Dublin Civic Trust and by the project architect, James Kelly, MRIAI, MRIBA, Specialist Conservation Architect, of Kelly & Cogan Architects. It will provide an opportunity to learn from ongoing works and to observe the structural and material make-up of a typical Dublin street building.

The day will comprise an instructive guided tour, a series of concise lectures, and ample opportunities for discussion, questions and answers. Contributors will include:

James Kelly, Conservation Architect

Nolans Group building contractors

Geraldine Walsh & Graham Hickey, Dublin Civic Trust

Themes & Topics

Architectural/stylistic analysis

Structural deficiencies and repair

Brick repair and repointing, including traditional ‘wigging’

Masonry cleaning

Historic joinery repair

Details

Registration takes place from 9.45-10.00am.

Proceedings begin at 10.00am sharp, running until close at 13.00.

Places are strictly limited and by advance booking only.

Tea/coffee refreshments will be provided mid-morning. Lunch will not be provided as the seminar will conclude at 1pm. There is a host of good cafes in the vicinity of Ormond Quay.

Importance Notice

Please note that 18 Ormond Quay Upper is an active building site. While every effort will be made to ensure a safe and comfortable visit, all attendees are advised to wear PPE clothing including steel-capped boots and high-visibility vests. PPE clothing will not be provided on-site. Any attendees with mobility impairments should contact Dublin Civic Trust in advance of attendance. Please note that, unfortunately, wheelchair access cannot be provided.

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