RCSI Glovers Alley


Royal College of Surgeons – Estates Department


Val O’Brien & Associates


121 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2.

Key Features

This conservation project included the following works:

Cleaning, repair, replacement (where necessary) and repointing of the existing brickwork elevations.  Cleaning, repair, replacement (where necessary) and repointing of the existing calp stone elevations.

Restoration and re-glazing of all existing timber windows / stained glass windows.  Installation of new cast iron rainwater goods.  Stripping of existing roofs, replacing rotten timbers, treating remaining timbers insulating and reslating with blue bangor slate

Removal, restoration and reinstallation of existing balconettes.  Cleaning and structural repairs to damaged granite sills.  Structural repairs to brick elevation, lime render.

All work took place in a live college environment, work had to be scheduled to ensure no disruption to students, faculty members and the general public.  

Access for the internal work was severely restricted and had to be planned and agreed in advance with all stakeholders.  Completion dates for handover of the internal sections had to be tightly managed.

Externally, works all took place on a scaffolding on one of the main roads exiting St. Stephens Green.  As a result, erection of hoarding and scaffolding had to be coordinated with DCC, LUAS and the Garda.


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