Restoration And New Works To 40 – 51, Eccles Street, Dublin 7

Works on the re-development of 40-51 Eccles Street for our Client, UCD/Mater Hospital began in late 2001 with the retention of the façade to Number 45 – 47 and the re-construction of the same units creating lecture rooms, administration offices and science laboratories. Refurbishment, upgrade and restoration to the building took place on a phased basis over a three year period. The overall development of the street in five individual contracts included façade retention, sheet and bored piling, basement construction and under-pining of adjoining buildings, resulting in the harmonious amalgamation of restored period architecture and modern education facilities.

In 2003 the rear lecture building was further developed incorporating a basement lecture hall with a capacity of 250 medics/students coupled with lecture rooms at ground floor level including an atrium which when completed doubled the original floor area of the building. Simultaneously, Number’s 40 and 41 were refurbished to extend the administration offices and laboratories.

In late 2003, works commenced on Number 48 with an extensive refurbishment of the main building and the conversion of the mews building to a restaurant completed with enclosed glazed links to the main building and the new atrium in Number 45- 47 creating an additional two hundred capacity lecture theatre.

In 2005 works began on Number 49 – 51 Eccles Street with the full facade retention of the existing structures and the construction of a new building at the corner of Eccles Street and Nelson Street. The project was completed in late 2007, thereby creating the opening of the Catherine McAuley Dublin Molecular Medical Centre.

Project References

Client: UCD/Mater Hospital
Contact : Mr. Pat Walsh (Project Manager)
Telephone : 086 2544142
Architect : T.P Kennedy & Associates
Contact : Ms. Pamela Kennedy
Telephone : 086 4195220
Contact : Mr. Gerry O Sullivan
Telephone : 01 6689833
Project Engineer : Maloney & Millar
Contact : Mr. Ciaran O’Brien
Telephone : 01 4930211
Quantity Surveyor : Mulcahy, McDonagh & Partners