Client Office of Public Works
Service Type Restoration of Historical Structures
Duration 8 weeks
Works were carried out to RIC barracks a Protected Building as follows
The River Fergus retaining wall which extended out as a breakwater failed causing the access route into a listed building built on top of the retaining wall to become unsafe. An enabling works programme installed gravel bags as a temporary breakwater. The next phase involved the breaking out of an ope . The stabilisation and repair to the building.
Stage 1 (completed) involved the breaking out of a new opening in the side wall of the building to allow access to the file room. The existing window frame and stone were carefully removed to be reused.
- The careful removal of building elements (door, frame, arch head, key stone, plinth stone, limestone jambs and cappings and reusing same)
- The installation of additional gravel bags in the river to act as a support point for one side of a scaffold which is required to gain access to the building roof.
- The existing lead sheet roof was removed.
- Steel tie back channels are to be installed to stabilise the wall of the file room building.
- Demolishing of the porch wall to floor level, keeping all stone for reuse.
- Removal of the porch floor and filling below to riverbed level.
1 Installation of shuttering beneath water and other temporary works.
2 Pour new 35N concrete below the water line
- Working adjacent fluctuating water levels in the River Fergus
Stage 3 the reconstruction of the collapsed porch using all of the carefully removed.
Stage 4 is the removal of the temporary breakwater.
Environmental and Quality measures were implemented on this project due to the nature of works adjacent to River Fergus.
M Fitzgibbon Contractors Ltd Role
Main Contractor and PSCS
Punch Consulting Engineers