Unit 2 Bru Chaoimhin Development
Bru Chaoimhin consists of a series of buildings each of which have undergone changes & alterations since their construction in 1804. The scope of our Works was limited to Units 1 & 2, both which have frontage onto Cork Street. Each building is three storeys in height over a basement storey. The buildings are built of buff or yellow brick with tuck pointed lime mortar, over a basement storey of Dublin calp random rubble with sills and details completed in granite.
The works consisted of the carrying out of “material alterations” to the two existing residential care facilities which form part of the Bru Chaoimhin complex. The works were completed in two phases comprising of alterations to the 1st & 2nd & 3rd floor of Unit 2 and the ground, adjoining corridor atrium, with the view to improving the facilities for residents and staff which involved provision of improved sanitary services, consisting of an increase in the number of showers, w/c, accommodation and utility area services, to HSE Infection Control Standards.
The main focus of this project was to address and upgrade long standing fire issues, forming new compartments and fire rated partitions and upgrading fire resistance at each floor level. This project greatly improved the condition of the building for both staff and patients.