15 of the original windows at the Clock Tower building, a protected structure, have been recently restored to their former glory. The GDA has received further funding to refurbish an additional 13 historic windows and 3 doors, with phase 2 of the project due to begin from the end of this week.
- Each window was carefully removed by hand and transported to the joinery workshop for repair.
- Old layers of paint were gently removed, glass was taken out cleaned and all original glass was restored, while the original ironmongery was also cleaned and reused.
- The windows were primed in the workshop and then returned to site where they were painted onsite and refitted.
- The sage green colour was identified by the Consultant Conservation Architects as being of the time period and appropriate to the building.
The specialist works contractor appointed through a Public Works investigation was Maclyn Conservation Joinery, and the supervising Conservation Specialist Architects were FKP Architects – Fitzgerald Kavanagh + Partners – RIAI. The works were project managed by the GDA.
This project has been made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s Historic Structures Fund through Dublin City Council Conservation.
Exciting developments are ahead in Phase 2, so keep an eye out for updates coming your way.