HJL Architects –
51-54 Pearse St. Dublin.
51-54 Pearse Street accommodates the new design studios of Henry J Lyons Architects within a new six-storey building on a tight urban site.
Works included extensive refurbishment of the original building (built in a neo-classical style in c.1840) in accordance with best practice in conservation. This included restoring the fine plasterwork, refurbishing original sash windows, re-wiring and re-plumbing, in accordance with a conservation plan. Doors, railings, granite cills and other features were carefully repaired and refurbished. New lifts, stairs, vertical risers, sanitary facilities, and service areas are provided in the new fabric, allowing for a minimal level of invasive work in the old buildings.
The project won a 2010 R.I.A.I award for “Best Commercial Building” – “The ingenious and generous space resulting from the extension and remodeling of a modest city-centre building achieves a fine balance of older texture and newer materials – a model of the advantages of urban intensification” .
Design Team, Client & Value
Client: Henry J Lyons
Architect: Lyndsey Conservation Architects
Quantity Surveyor: Bruce Shaw Partnership
M&E Engineer: Varming Consulting Engineers
Civil & Structural Engineer: Aurp Consulting Engineers
Value: €15, 000,000