County Louth

We provided detailed designs for the refurbishment and conversion of the former Castlebellingham Mill to modern accommodation comprising retail and apartments. Many of the original features were retained such as the vaulted floors within the grain storage building, along with the original timber roof trusses. A series of remedial works were carried out to bring the various buildings up to current standards, while remaining sympathetic to the age and appearance of the original buildings.

The Alm’s Houses

The Alms Houses in Castleblayney were built in 1879 to provide accommodation for “single elderly people of good character from the Castleblayney area”. They consisted of twenty apartments in a two-storey red brick building with a separate lodge for the Caretaker.

The Lord Blayney Trust appointed our practice as their Architects for this project to oversee the renovation and conversion of the existing accommodation into ten attractive spacious apartments which would meet all current housing standards whilst retaining the original character of the Victorian building.

St. Mary’s Portglenone

We were delighted to have been appointed for the restoration of St. Mary’s Church in Portglenone. Following a series of stakeholder engagement meetings we developed a brief to meet the client’s aspirations. The client wished to restore and repair the existing building fabric but were keen to look to their future needs. A future annex building has been designed to complement the existing aesthetic and allow for a more inclusive provision. The committee wanted to make the church a local community hub to attract younger members. Our remit included Conservation Architecture and Structural Engineering from Planning Stage through to completion of the restoration works on site.