Christchurch Cathedral

Project: Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin
Completion Date: 2000
Client: The Board of Christ Church
Project Value: €0.6m
Services Provided: Full Civil and Structural Engineering
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Project Description

Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest medieval cathedral in Dublin. It is located in the former heart of medieval Dublin.

The cathedral was founded sometime after 1028 and thence, through the countless ages, extension renovations have taken place. The most recent augmentation to the Cathedral was in 1999 when an additional seven bells were added to the belfry, giving a grand total of 19, ranging in weight from a quarter of a ton to two and a quarter tons. This represents a world record of numbers of bells available for full-circle ringing.

Christ Church contains the largest cathedral crypt (63.4m long) in Britain or Ireland which was constructed circa 1170. The crypt was also restored in 1999.   Garland was appointed to provide structural and civil engineering services for both the installation of the additional seven bells and the conversion of the existing Crypt (for museum purposes). Sensitive works included the analysis and strengthening of the existing stone masonry.

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