This project involved the Restoration of a 2-Storey late 19th Century Building at Dublin Zoo including the stripping back of more recent extensions and opening up of the Ground Floor Area for use as an Education/Display Facility.


M+E Engineering Services

Specialist conservation engineering service to listed buildings such as Haughton House.

Complete infrastructural design package for Zoo.


Name of Project: Haughton House, Dublin Zoo

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: Dublin Zoo


Specialist Design Service provided: 
  1. Temporary Works Design.

  2. Method Statements and Temporary Works Design for Strengthening.

  3. Liaison with Heritage Officer and Conservation Architect.



All Structural strengthening of existing floors and roofs was carried out using timbers sourced from renewable sources,

Strengthening of timbers was carried out by pairing up to weaker members or replacement. Steel plates in the form of flitch beams and the use of shallow bow string trusses were also used to strengthen dilapidated structures.

Description of Role:

Civil Structural Engineers

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Design Team:

Architect: Office of Public Works
Civil/Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Mechanical/Electrical: Hayes Higgins Partnership