|Project:||Mahon Mills, Waterford|
|Services Provided:||Full Civil and Structural Engineering|
|Project Size:||2,611 m2|
The scope of the project involved the conversion of an 18th century masonry granary and grain mill into apartments taking into account the heritage aspect of the building. Works consisted of the demolition of a portion of the original building to 1st floor level and re-building the external walls using the recovered original stone. New floors, consisting of hollow-core pre-cast concrete slabs, were required to provide adequate floor-to-ceiling heights in line with current regulations. A new roof, with original slates on a timber truss support, was also constructed.
The building is located adjacent to the River Mahon and a number of mill races pass under and around the structure; these had to be reinforced to take new loads. The approach to the site is extremely steep and reinforced concrete retaining walls were required to accommodate the entrance ramp and associated car parking. On-site treatment of sewage was provided to a high standard that allowed discharge to the river.