Hayes Higgins Partnership was appointed to act as Consulting Civil Structural Engineers involved in the refurbishment and alteration works to this 120 bed 5 Star hotel and leisure centre for a capital value of €10m.

Hayes Higgins Partnership acted as Structural Engineer advising the client, design team and contractor of the consequences of a major refurbishment within the confines of a city centre site in a fully operational hotel.

Our involvement extended to façade works to the main hotel, new basement conference areas, the provision of new bar, restaurant, reception, alterations and refurbishments to the spa, and leisure centre.

The main challenge of this project was the examination of the existing structure with respect to the alterations and refurbishments without as-built drawings or calculations and the determination of alternative load paths to ensure that structural adequacy and robustness is maintained.

 

Name of Project: Ormonde Hotel Kilkenny

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: O’Reilly Associates

 

Specialist Design Service provided:
  1. Façade design.

  2. Temporary works design.

  3. Method statements for structural refurbishment.

  4. Condition surveys of existing buildings including crack monitoring.

Innovation: 

The main challenge of this project was the examination of the existing structure with respect to the alterations and refurbishments without as-built drawings or calculations and the determination of alternative load paths to ensure that structural adequacy and robustness is maintained.

Description of Role:

Civil Structural Engineering Services

Total Capital Value:

€10m

Dates of Involvement:

2007-2008

 
Design Team:

Architect: Duffy Design
Civil Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Mechanical Electrical: Kirby
Quantity Surveyor : Brennan Associates