Alliance Ireland were appointed as the main contractor for the conservation, repair and restoration works to Penneys which is a Protected Structure situated at 45-47 Mary Street Dublin 1.
This refurbishment project involved the repair and replacement of windows within the dome structure, the repointing of the brickwork, repair and replacement of windows to the facades of the number 46 & 47 and the repairs and replacement of the lead work to the roof gutters, valley’s and parapets.
Scaffolding to copper dome supported by structural steel on roof. Façade Penneys Mary Street for refurbishment of windows and brick work.
During works on scaffolding out around Copper Dome
Refurbishment of roof light, chimney stack, lead vented cappings, lead dressings to parapits and new lead valleys and pointing to chimney stacks.
Repair works to old Brickwork using Heli bar System
Before picture of the Front of Penneys Mary Street Windows and Brick Work to be refurbished.
After photo of refurbished copper dome, Weather vane Windows and pointing to Brickwork under copper Dome.
Alliance Property maintenance were appointed as the main contractor for the conservation, repair and restoration works to Penneys (Protected Structure) 45-47 Mary St Dublin 1.
The contract was won on competitive tender and the conservation works involved the cleaning and repairs to the copper done fronting Mary St, the repair and replacement of windows within the dome structure, the repointing of the brickwork, repair and replacement of windows to the facades of the number 46 & 47 and the repairs and replacement of the leadwork to the roof gutters, valley’s and parapets.
Apart from the conservation works the project presented number of additional challenges in the form of scaffolding on, above and over an extremely busy pedestrian street, maintaining a public entrance to the Penneys Department Store, several partial road closures, restrictive time windows for delivery of materials and practically 24/7 interface with the public and delivery vehicles using the street. Throughout the 12 week programme they provided a consistent professional approach in maintaining standards of health and safety, security and overall site management.
With specific reference to the conservation works they displayed a god knowledge and understanding of working on protected structures and maintained a very good working relationship with their specialist subcontractors, the project conservation architects Jack Coughlan Associates and the materials and technical consultants Consurv.
I would welcome the opportunity to work with Alliance on future projects of this nature should they arise.