The scope of works to Park House included the refurbishment of the existing building and involved the fit-out to the ground, first, second, fourth & sixth floor from office use to library use for TU Dublin students. The works at Park House also included landlord areas and toilets, a new pedestrian ramp to the front of the main building. The works will also involved the installation of new pedestrian traffic lights of the North Circular Road from the entrance to Park House to the opposite side of the road. This project was completed under a Public Works Form of Contract. The scope of works to Rathdown House consisted of a kitchen refurbishment and fit-out to the ground floor whilst extending the canteen space. The works also involved a new reception desk to the existing reception areas and new office layouts to the first floor. Rathdown House is a protected structure and had been used by TU Dublin staff as office space, meeting rooms, dining facilities and library. The redesign incorporated the extension of canteen facilities on the ground floor, the introduction of a wellness centre on the first floor and the alteration of the reception layout. The works will also involve repairs to the existing heritage building including plaster repairs and leaks to the building. The two building were built in the 1970s and as they are both protected structures careful planning with the conservation architect was required during the works particularly the strip out and demolitions. The Park House maintained many of the Georgian Style features it had including the sash windows and featured staircase. The glazing and façade was completed replace in Rathdown House, again careful coordination was required so as not to damage any of the protected structure. There was a full M&E upgarde carried out in both buildings. Significant external work were completed on both houses. There was new entrance put in place, vehicular ramps, steps and bike racks were installed for the students. There was new gates, railings, paving and lighting put in place. There was showers installed and also lockers put in place. The two buildings were completely stripped back and modernised all the while keeping their 1970's look and feel.
TU Dublin Park & Rathdown house | Dublin | 2020