START DATE: 2014        FINISH DATE: March 2017          

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This development comprises of the demolition of 3 no. two-storey residential houses and the construction of 80-bed 2-storey extension to the existing Beechlawn Nursing Home in their place.

It also consisted of internal renovations to the existing nursing home, providing support facilities, minor modifications to the facades of the existing nursing home, the civil works including the extension and reconfiguration of the nursing home car parking to accommodate a total of 30 car park spaces and design of the associate foul and surface water drainage works.

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The convent will comprise of new build living units, entrance space, oratory and ancillary accommodation including communal facilities accommodated in a refurbished existing stable building, a new access road, 18 surface car spaces, boundary walls, landscaping, lighting, signage and all associated site works.

Cronin & Sutton Consulting carried on initial appraisals of the existing buildings to ensure that distribution to the existing buildings to ensure that distribution to the existing residents would be kept to an absolute minimum during demolition and construction works. A number of were reviewed with the Design Team to improve layout efficiencies of the existing building and the recent alterations. We also assessed the construction process and the movement of construction vehicles, with a number of options developed that would lessen the impact on residents. This project ended in July 2017 achieving the client’s requirements to their satisfaction.

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The scheme also includes the refurbishment of an old stone Coach House building which will form the living and recreational area for the new Convent. Cronin & Sutton Consulting assessed the existing building, which had fallen into disrepair, and in conjunction with the Design Team developed a scheme to reinstate this building to its former glory.

The investigatory works also included an assessment of the existing site infrastructure and discussions with Dublin City Council, and also studies on the proximity to the Dublin Port Tunnel which runs below the site.

The development also includes the construction of a port 2 & 3 storey convent building providing 10 apartments. The convent building is linked to a refurbished historical stable building and single storey oratory.

The refurbished stable building which was in a dilapidated state was converted to current building within the development.