Fergal McGirl - Conservation architect dublin


Projects

athletics ireland office fit out
We collaborated with Ciaran Adamson Design  on another original project to design a new office fit out for Athletics Ireland, the national governing body for Athletics in Ireland. We sought to create an interior working space that reflected the ethos and identity of the sports body. Playful elements within the interior reflect the volunteer ethos […] Read more – ‘athletics ireland office fit out’.
housing development, kilcarn, navan
We have received planning permission for a development or 51 housing units at Johnstown, Navan. The development integrates local features including a protected tree belt, protected gatelodge and entrance gates with most units having a direct aspect to an amenity area of open space.     Read more – ‘housing development, kilcarn, navan’.
atrium house, dublin
This project involved the extension of an existing semi-detached two-storey house from c1900 to create a new suite of living & bedroom spaces which are organised around a top-lit atrium. The hall, dining and living room create a fluid open-plan living space divided only by a sliding wall. The private rural location of the house […] Read more – ‘atrium house, dublin’.
mount merrion A2 energy efficient house
A split level section resolves the fall in level towards the back of the house and made possible an attic storey which provides panoramic views across Dublin Bay. A basement storey was also incorporated to maximise floor area within the site. The possibility of south facing glazing was limited by the fact that the south […] Read more – ‘mount merrion A2 energy efficient house’.
land commission cottage extension, garristown, fingal
We are thrilled to have had our extension/refurbishment a land commission cottage in Garristown, Fingal featured on the cover of the summer 2017 edition of Selfbuild magazine. The project retained the proportions and layout of the original house re-organised around a new entrance hall with a contemporary main living space the rear. Although the rear of […] Read more – ‘land commission cottage extension, garristown, fingal’.
Crumlin retrofit and extension
We just completed an extension to a 1950s Corporation house in Crumlin. The fact that the house was end-terraced allowed us to move the stairs out of the original house to create a spacious top-lit stairwell in the new extension. The house and extension were externally insulated to modern standards which gave a uniform finish externally […] Read more – ‘Crumlin retrofit and extension’.
lesson street mews house dublin 2
We have a recent decision to grant planning permission for a mews development to the rear of a protected house on Leeson Steet Lower. The three-storey development features an open plan living space at ground floor level and bedrooms at first and second floor accessed via a stairs light well. The application has been accompanied by […] Read more – ‘lesson street mews house dublin 2’.
conservation-led design & visual impact assessment: bermed house, carlingford
We were engaged to provide conservation-led design input to a house in Carlingford located on a site situated on the line of a protected view of St. John’s Castle, a significant National Monument. The site is also considered to be part of the setting of the castle and is located on the edge of and […] Read more – ‘conservation-led design & visual impact assessment: bermed house, carlingford’.
hyundai car showroom design, fairview, dublin 3
We completed a fit out of Fairview Motors, Dublin 3 in December 2015. We were responsible for the car showroom design and project management of the works which consisted of a fit out of an existing 5000 sq ft. premises. The works were carried out to the new Hyundai international brand standards and included a […] Read more – ‘hyundai car showroom design, fairview, dublin 3’.
conservation of victorian house, greenore, co louth
2 The Bungalows in Greenore, Co. Louth is an unusual protected structure both from a design and construction point of view. The Victorian/Arts & Crafts style house was one of four units apparently imported as a timber frame kit around 1895 and developed as short stay golf links holiday homes as part of the now […] Read more – ‘conservation of victorian house, greenore, co louth’.
ashbourne office fit out, co. meath
The design includes an elliptical meeting room with intergrated audio-visual facilities, two fully glazed offices and a reception/casual meeting area. A feature of the design relating to fact that the client carries out a substantial amount of international business was the selection of classic Irish finishes including connemara marble reception counter and slate and oak […] Read more – ‘ashbourne office fit out, co. meath’.
ratoath credit union, co. meath
The Ratoath branch office of Dunboyne Credit Union consisted of the substantial refurbishment and extension of an existing dwelling house on a town centre site. The building consists of central banking hall with public interview rooms and a back of house secure zone. Read more – ‘ratoath credit union, co. meath’.
redevelopment of preston place, navan
Preston Place forms part of an a laneway of shops which connect the new public plaza in Navan with Trimgate Street. The retail/restaurant proposal consisted of a two storey addition to the existing shops in order to provide a suitably scaled façade to the public space.   Read more – ‘redevelopment of preston place, navan’.
housing scheme – navan, co. meath
The development consists of a low density development of 21 executive units on an 11 acre wooded site outside old Johnstown, Navan which features an existing gatelodge and protected entrance gates and tree belt to the former estate. Dwelling units are typically 5500 sq ft incorporating daylit basements and attic accommodation.   Read more – ‘housing scheme – navan, co. meath’.
slane barn conversion, co. meath
A disused mass concrete outbuilding was converted into a modern residence. The building mediates between an orchard garden and equine farmyard and features a double height entrance hall and glazed screen that connects the interior to the orchard. External finishes complement the agricultural location and include natural aggregate colour dash render, profile curved metal roof, […] Read more – ‘slane barn conversion, co. meath’.
kilsallaghan barn conversion, co. meath
The works consisted of the conversion of a hay barn building which forms part of the courtyard of a former fruit farm. The living room was located at first floor level accessed via a steel staircase to exploit an open view to the south. A feature wall to the gable wall incorporates double doors, stove […] Read more – ‘kilsallaghan barn conversion, co. meath’.
duleek parish centre design, co. meath
We have developed a sketch design for a new parish centre for Duleek Village. The proposed development is located in a historically and archaeologically sensitive site adjacent to the church and graveyard in the centre of the village. The building form establishes an edge to the church grounds as well as a community courtyard that functions […] Read more – ‘duleek parish centre design, co. meath’.
community childcare facility, dunshaughlin, co. meath
First Steps was constructed in 2008/09 with the support of government funding under the National Childcare Investment Programme. The building which is ideally located as a landmark building at the entrance to a housing development features a compact yet flexible internal layout, covered outdoor play space and south facing secure play area.   Read more – ‘community childcare facility, dunshaughlin, co. meath’.
bohermeen village centre, co. meath
Bohermeen was designated as a “graig” in the 2000 meath development plan. The development consists of a village centre to serve local commercial and housing needs and a retirement village with a total area in excess of 100,000 sq ft. The village centre proposal consists of a cluster of eleven dwelling houses, a public house, […] Read more – ‘bohermeen village centre, co. meath’.
low-carbon sustainable childcare building, summerhill, co. meath
The Hive was funded under the EOCP Childcare Scheme and was completed in 2007. The building was constructed off site using an Austrian closed wall timber frame construction method. The low embodied energy timber construction has superior insulation and airtightness levels while also being breathable for a healthy interior environment.       Read more – ‘low-carbon sustainable childcare building, summerhill, co. meath’.
car showroom architecture
We have prepared car showroom concepts for both Honda and Renault dealerships which both entailed overcladding existing structures to create an eye catching and economical upgrade to existing premises.   Read more – ‘car showroom architecture’.
preschool childcare design, ratoath, co. meath
Ratoath Childcare Facility was developed in two phases in 2000 & 2006 to provide comprehensive full day and sessional childcare for the local community. The phase I building is organised around a south facing secure courtyard/outdoor play space to which all the pre school play rooms have direct views/access. The phase II building features vaulted […] Read more – ‘preschool childcare design, ratoath, co. meath’.
duleek credit union, co. meath
Duleek Credit Union purchased a 1.5 acre site in 2003 in order to develop an upgraded and enlarged facility and to provide adequate car parking. The design features a two storey banking hall that frames a view of the town from the banking hall and allows the internal activities of the community facility to be […] Read more – ‘duleek credit union, co. meath’.
trim castle hotel, co. meath
Following a successful developer-led competition, we prepared the design of Trim Hotel to planning application stage. The building consists of a compact four storey block contained by castle street to the east, a proposed new link road to Emmet Street to the north, existing church gardens to the south and a retained surface level car […] Read more – ‘trim castle hotel, co. meath’.
community childcare project, ballivor, co. meath
Ballivor Childcare Facility was developed by the local community and was the first such facility to funding from the Dept. of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. The playrooms are orientated south forming a sunny secure enclosed play area against an existing mature wooded area. Part of the all weather surfaced play area has a retractable […] Read more – ‘community childcare project, ballivor, co. meath’.
soccer clubhouse design, ratoath, co. meath
The soccer clubhouse design was planned as a compact narrow block to minimise impact on the width of the existing pitches. Changing rooms and bar/pitch storage are accommodated at ground floor level. Bar/function room, configured as a sub dividable open plan space are located at first floor level to maximise views over the pitches. A […] Read more – ‘soccer clubhouse design, ratoath, co. meath’.
gaa clubhouse design, ratoath, co. meath
The clubhouse was configured as an L-shaped plan enclosing the rear corner of the pitch. The bar has direct views of the pitch and a glazed corridor giving access to the sub-dividable function room also acts as an indoor spectating area. The first floor level steel framed attic contains an indoor training facility. Changing rooms […] Read more – ‘gaa clubhouse design, ratoath, co. meath’.
housing scheme – ratoath, co. meath
Moatlands estate was developed in 1994 as 35 unit town centre apartment/townhouse development. Townhouses are stepped with the slope of the site around a south facing open space with communal car parking. individual houses have stepped approach/raised planters to maintain privacy. The development featured in the 2003 RIAI “New Housing” publication of housing design.   Read more – ‘housing scheme – ratoath, co. meath’.