Project Objectives for Baltic Group
• Drylining old existing listing buildings which required the Gyproc Optima System in order to improve the thermal and acoustic performance to the external walls.
• High level of finishes and quality with curved head reveals to windows requiring careful detailing and workmanship.
• A mix of drywall works required to both old and new building units.
Clancy Quay is the admiralship residential development in Ireland for the Los Angeles-based property company Kennedy Wilson. The historic architecture of the formerly British military barracks is characterised by buildings of austere but noble form, reinforced by robust materials with a rigorous expression. The contrast is secured by the spectacular and extensive designed landscaping with a tremendous attention to detail. New and old buildings are blended well here as residential units are incorporated within the refurbished Victorian buildings established in 1797.
Award-winning architects O’Mahony Pike infused character in their design of the buildings using the tectonic quality and materiality of the area’s industrial heritage generating an architecture of permanent and timeless presence. Located in the buildings where the soldiers once slept above their horses, the original flagstone floors and stone staircases remain under the expertise of Lindsay Conservation Architects. The entire project restored eight listed buildings using the craftmanship of a bygone époque.
Awards & Nominations: RIAI Housing Award 2018
Most of the existing design elements in listed buildings (internally and externally) had to be carefully restored, coating systems were carefully selected to each element (most of the coatings had breathable performance requirements).
All the existing stonework’s / brickworks were sealed with eco-friendly sealers and all the existing steelworks were repaired and coated with nontoxic paint. All the paints and coatings used on project were nontoxic and friendly to environment.
In total, 163 units were completed within the tight programme. Around 70 workers were involved between fixers, plasters and painters from the start of the project to finish.