King Johns Castle Limerick | Lawlor Burns & Associates

Visitor Interpretative Centre, Kings John Castle, Limerick

CLIENT: Shannon Development
LOCATION: Limerick City
COST: €6m
SERVICES: Project Manager, Employers Representative and Quantity Surveying Services
STAGE: Completed

The re-development and quantity surveying services of King Johns Castle comprised a complete refit of the existing visitor centre at the castle and included the adjoining Castle Lane buildings, along with repair work to the towers and courtyard of the main castle building.

Visitors progress from Castle Lane into the undercroft of the visitor centre via a new stepped ramp at the exterior of the eastern side of the bastion, leading to a doorway adjacent to the northern flank of the bastion. The undercroft showcases the large archaeologically excavated area where numerous discoveries were made in 1990/1.

The highlight of the courtyard is the great hall excavation adjacent to the western curtain wall. This area has never been made accessible to the public before. A new series of steps and decking were installed bringing visitors down into the hall remains for the first time.

The great towers, (nos 1-5) that constitute the key components of the surviving fabric of the monument, are fully integrated into the scope of the project. New display material was  commissioned for each of the towers. The ground floor of the visitor centre has been reserved for retail activity, including a shop and a cafe, with a terrace extending onto the courtyard side.

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.

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