Limerick Courthouse

Project: Limerick Courthouse
Completion Date: 2002
Client: Limerick County Council
Project Value: €7.4m
Services Provided: Full civil and structural engineering
Project Size: 2,200 m²

Project Description

The two-storey County Circuit Courthouse in Limerick is a protected building. In 2002 a need for refurbishment was identified and Garland were commissioned to provide civil and structural engineering services. The project included refurbishment of the existing building and the creation of an additional storey to provide office space. Works included demolition of the existing roof, ground and first floors, and the construction of a new suspended ground floor, composite steel and concrete two-storey structure, and a cantilevered boardwalk on the quay wall. The new layout featured a glazed well in the atrium and natural ventilation provided by passive ventilation stacks.

Work also included:

• Structural Appraisal
Geotechnical appraisals
• Liaison with the Client, Design Team and Local Authority
• Preparation of civil and structural engineering designs, drawings and specifications
• Site Inspections
• Assistance in assessment of Contractor Claims, Certification of Payments and Completed Works



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