Dublin Castle

The Record Tower & Cross Buildings

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Project Details

Client: The Office of Public Works, National Monuments

Value: Confidential

Services Provided: Civil, Structural & Conservation Services

Category: Conservation

Project Duration: 2017 – Ongoing (2021)

Project Description

There are few places in Ireland more instantly recognisable or important than Dublin Castle. It was constructed in the late 13th century and has undergone numerous repair and maintenance regimes during its lifetime. The Cross Block was the location for the formal handing over of the Castle, and the country itself, to Michael Collins on the 16th January 1922. PUNCH have completed structural surveys and assessments of the building.
The Record Tower dates back to the 13th century and has served a number of functions over its life from a prison to the storage of state papers. This period of significant and highly visible repairs and alterations also includes a number of major structural elements:

  • Repairs to the stone floors and assessment of structural steel.
  • Provide access to the roof for panoramic views of Dublin City.
  • Fire upgrade works.
  • Conservation of existing historic fabric, including stonework, historic windows, renders, pointing, roof timbers etc.
  • Provision of new stairs.
  • Re-opening of historic openings.

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