Conservation + Refurbishment

Working with an Older Buildings

The practice has developed a particular expertise in the restoration and refurbishment of historic and older buildings, which frequently involve new interventions, adaptive reuse  and Sustainable solutions. We have worked on a large number of Protected Structures and are familiar with the particular planning and design issues which attach to these projects.

See below a selection of our projects in this are –

Colourtrend, Co Kildare

Manor Hill, Waterford City

Ardoyne house, Dublin City

Newbury House, Co Kildare

Adaptive reuse and refurbishment –  A longstanding but increasingly popular practice, adaptive reuse isn’t historic preservation, which seeks to restore a space to its former glory. Instead, adaptive reuse focuses on taking a building that’s past its prime and renovating it for new purposes in line with contemporary technological and social needs. If we want to create more sustainable cities, adaptive reuse is one of the most sound strategies we can implement.

Simply put, a significant portion of a building’s carbon emissions comes from its materials, specifically their fabrication, delivery, assembly, and end-of-life protocols. That embodied carbon, as it’s called, is projected to make up 49% of the total carbon emissions of global new construction between now and 2050, according to Architecture 2030, a nonprofit focused on climate change and the built environment.