This project comprised four principal elements:
The refurbishment of Rathgoonan House principally comprised the strengthening of the existing floor structures in order to safely accommodate imposed loadings appropriate to a restaurant, bar and meeting rooms, and the removal of any timbers damaged by wet/dry rot, without adverse effects to the ornate plasterwork of the existing ceilings.
The new structure comprises a reinforced concrete flat slab first floor on reinforced concrete columns all supported on balanced reinforced concrete footings. The structure above first floor is steel framed with a combination of lightweight masonry partitions under a curved, copper clad roof, formed using galvanised pressed metal purlins cleated to the outer curve of the roof and supported on facetted primary steel beams.
The original facilities relied upon a conventional septic tank and percolation area for wastewater treatment. This system was not operating satisfactorily therefore a new Bord na Mona Peat Filter Bed effluent treatment system and constructed soil polishing filter with a discharge to a nearby stream were provided under license as part of the civil works package. Completed 2004.
Architects : Michael Healy & Partners
Structural Design : Eddie O’Donovan
Civil Design : Philip O’Regan
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