2020 Project Targets (Post 6 of 7) Corporate Services

Hugh Lane Gallery
View from the Sculpture Hall towards the 1930s Galleries

While housing makes up the majority of Dublin City Council’s building projects, the Council also has a significant collection of civic buildings that require development, redevelopment or maintenance: libraries, galleries, fire stations, historic buildings and monuments and leisure centres to name a few. In City Architects this work is covered by Team 10.

The team work on behalf of the departments responsible for the various buildings: the Chief Executive’s Office, Planning & Development Dept and Culture Recreation & Economic Services. The work involves all stages and scales of design including feasibility studies, master planning, new build, adaptation, refurbishment, interiors and furniture design.

Mansion House
View of reception room to the new guest quarters

Architectural conservation forms an important element of the work, and City Architects is a RIAI Grade 1 conservation practice. The conservation architects carry out the ongoing repair and maintenance of important historic Council structures including Newcomen Bank, Henrietta St, City Hall, Richmond Barracks, the Hugh Lane Gallery and Parnell Square North.

Newly Refurbished Coolock Library

Libraries are another significant area of work. The newly refurbished Coolock Library designed by consultants Mahoney Architecture had its official opening on the 13th of February.  The new library features a maker space, student study areas, bookable community meeting rooms and a large children’s library with a story tree.

The team is currently involved in the refurbishment and extension of a number of sports facilities including Aughrim Street Sports Hall, Irishtown Stadium and Ballyfermot Leisure Centre.

Irishtown Sports Stadium

The table below shows a list of the targets for Team 10 projects this year.