NUI Galway | Lawlor Burns & Associates

Centre for Performance and Arts, NUI Galway

ARCHITECTS: Richard Murphy, Taylor Architects
DESCRIPTION: This project orginates from the University’s growing ambition to provide teaching and facilities for music & drama and represents an ambitious proposal to give the department performance, rehearsal, seminar, workshop and administrative space.

The project proposes to create the centre within historic Victorian industrial buildings in the heart of the Galway campus. The internal planning of the building has been arranged so that the geography of the space is instantly grasped whichever of three entrances is used. The main facility, being the 120 seat auditorium sits as a “building inside a building” and takes for the form of a two storey high drum. The foyer space wraps around this. Workshop and toilets are designed to be used by both the new school and the existing adjacent Bank of Ireland Theatre. There is a small bar in the new foyer. Externally, the entire (local) stone structure is to be upgraded where necessary. A small area of terracing is formed outside to allow the bar to expand, particularly in the summer.

Toe be completed by 17th September 2016

Inchicore National School, Dublin 8

CLIENT: Department of Education and Skills
SERVICES: Full Quantity Surveying Services
VALUE: €3m
DESCRIPTION:  Lawlor Burns & Associates provided full quantity surveying services on the conservation of and addition to a historic 1850’s Inchicore primary school to adapt it to 21st century requirements.  Works to the new build and adjacent protected structure included the provision of fourteen classrooms, general purpose hall, home-school liaison and ancillary staff facilities at the same time maximizing playground area on a tight site. The project won the RIAI Irish Architecture Award 2015 for Best Educational Building.

Fit-Out of International Science Centre, National Technology Park, Limerick

CLIENT: Shannon Commercial Properties
SERVICES: Full Cost and Project Managemen Services
VALUE: €1m
DESCRIPTION: We provided full Project Management and Quantity Surveying/Cost Management Services on behalf of Shannon Development for the fit-out of an existing shell and core building with a floor area of 930 m2 comprising installation of services, partitions, folding partitions, raised access floors, suspended ceilings and finishes at the International Science Centre at the National Technology Park, Limerick. The fit-out comprised of four independent high technology office suites all of which were successfully leased shortly after completion of the work.

Commercial Office Building, Block C, Shannon Free Zone, Shannon, Co. Clare

CLIENT: Shannon Commercial Properties
VALUE: €9m
SERVICES: Project Management & Employers Representative Services

The proposed project will include the development of a circa 5,100 sq m commercial office building at Block C, Shannon Free Zone, Shannon, Co. Clare. The development will consist of the construction of a four storey commercial office building, with roof level plant, a single storey extension and external re-finishing to an existing single storey sub-station building, comprised of a back-up generator an LV switch room, associated carparking (202 no. ) with set down areas and new entrance junction, bicycle parking ( 60 no. ), a single storey refuse store, 2 no. free standing signs and all ancillary site works and services.

Re-development of King Johns Castle, Limerick

CLIENT: Shannon Commerical properties
SERVICES: Full Cost and Project Management Services
VALUE: €6m
DESCRIPTION: Lawlor Burns & Associates are providing full Project Management and Quantity Surveying/Cost Management Services on the redevelopment of King John’s Castle and adjacent Castle Lane complex to improve the tourist/visitor experience at King John’s Castle.  Individual fit-out packages are currently being procured in respect of the specialist fit-out installations.

Clare County Council Motor Tax Office Re-location, Co. Clare

CLIENT: Clare County Council Motor Tax Office 
SERVICES: Full Cost and Project Management Services
VALUE: €0.5m
DESCRIPTION: Lawlor Burns & Associates provided full Project Management and Quantity Surveying/Cost Management Services on behalf of Clare County Council in the re-location of their County Motor Tax administration office to the Clare County Council headquarters. We procured fit-out contractors and co-ordinated and advised Clare County Council on the overall re-location.  The interior of the building is extensively detailed to fulfill acoustic and lighting requirements.

Limerick City Regeneration Project – Clancy Strand Board Walk

CLIENT: Limerick City Council

SERVICES: Full Quantity Surveying & Project Management Services

VALUE: €1.3m

DESCRIPTION: We provided Cost Management & Project Management Services on the construction of 150m long cantilevered boardwalk structure overhead/adjacent to the River Shannon comprising Excavation and Piling Works, steelwork framing, metal railings, timber decking, boardwalk lighting, services diversions and furniture extending along the strand and linking two public spaces, with panoramic views across the river to the medieval quarter of the city.

Limerick Riverside Improvement Strategy, City Quays, Limerick

CLIENT: Limerick City Council
ARCHITECT: Limerick City Council
VALUE: €4.6m
DESCRIPTION: Full Cost and Project Management Services incorporating an Employer’s Representative Role