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No. 70 Parnell Street (Conway’s Pub), Dublin 1

Late Victorian building with remnants left over from the late Georgian period. It is listed as a protected structure. The main building consists of a basement with four storeys. There are two extensions to the rear. There is the Moore Lane extension with a basement and two storeys and there is the rear yard extension with no basement and two storeys. The structure is of solid brick wall construction and timber floors. This was altered significantly at ground level where most of the walls were removed to create an open plan space. The walls above were supported off solid and built-up timber beams which are in turn supported off cast iron hollow columns, timber posts, concrete block piers and built up mild steel plate columns. Due to the main walls been removed at ground level it is likely that the structure relies to some extent on the adjacent buildings for its stability. T.J. O'Connor & Associates are currently appraising the structure which involves an historic desk top study, opening up works, on-site inspections, specialist timber surveys and plumb line surveys. Some of the investigation carried out as part of the desk top study included:

The on-site inspections and surveys revealed problems such as leaning walls, parapets and chimney stacks, in addition to significant deflections in floors and stairs due to decay, insect attack, overloading and poor design. We produced a final report outlining our recommendations for strengthening work as well as further investigations that should be carried out during the future refurbishment works.

Start/End Date:

July 2008 - Ongoing

Role:

Structural & Civil Engineers

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