Apr 11, 2016
GEM Construction appointed preferred contractor for the conservation, repair and reuse of 14 Henrietta Street as a museum, showing its development from a mansion for the very rich to a tenement housing more than 100 of Dublin’s poorest citizens.
The proposed development will comprise the conservation, repair and adaptation of a protected structure, consisting of the following works: Construction of part 1-storey, part 3-storey return building to the rear of no. 14 to accommodate ancillary service facilities and a lift for universal access to basement, ground and first floor levels of the building. Alterations to rear facade at basement, ground and first floors to facilitate access from existing building to new lift in proposed part 3 storey return. Alterations to the front entrance steps and railings to accommodate wheelchair access.
New pedestrian access and entrance gate in the rear boundary wall to facilitate managed access, including universal access, together with underground service connections, via the grounds of Henrietta House, a protected structure. Reinstatement of staircase and front entrance hall which involves removal of ground floor partition and part of first floor timber structure. Reinstatement of blocked up former door opening at first floor level. Installation of building services for the proposed new uses. Structural repair and upgrading of floors to accommodate the proposed new uses. Localised reordering of internal layout to facilitate new uses and fire safety requirements.
Upgrading of structure and fabric for fire safety. Conservation and repair works to the historic fabric and finishes. Renewal of front and rear facade brickwork, comprising repointing and associated brick repairs. Repair and renewal of roof finishes and structure. Repairs to external facade including front railings and stone plinth. Conservation and repair works to front basement area. Landscaping works to rear garden. The proposed development works may be carried out in phases.