Site Investigations

February 21st 2017 Coláiste Mhuire, Parnell Square . Image © Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council have commissioned investigative works to assess the condition of on the Georgian buildings of Parnell Square Cultural Quarter. The works commenced on Monday 20th February and will last for approximately 8 weeks during which the team will open up the fabric of the existing buildings at Coláiste Mhuire, the yard to the rear, and the buildings at Nos. 20 and 21. The purpose of this investigation is to inspect and record the building construction arrangements of these Georgian houses, along with their current condition. Soil investigations will be carried out to assess ground conditions. These works will be carried out in consultation with Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane.

Access for the investigative works contractor will be primarily from Frederick Lane North. Access to numbers 20-21 will be directly from Parnell Square. Scaffold access will be provided at the rear of buildings to provide access for high level inspection; high level access to the front will be via cherrypicker.

Potential impact in the area is minimal. The nature of investigative works proposed is not envisaged to create noise levels that would give reasonable cause for annoyance to a person in any premise in the neighbourhood or public place.
The works will comply with British Standard for Noise control on Construction and Open Sites Part 1.

The works will be carried out within normal permitted times for construction works: 7.00am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays.

Construction work on the site is not expected to commence before 2018. Draft sketch designs may be viewed in our media gallery.

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