BMP have been delighted to continue their connection with another significant Cathedral Restoration and Refurbishment Project. This time the proposed replacement of the natural slate roof finish at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral which is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. The replacement slates are Penrhyn ‘Blue Bangor’ from North Wales which are recognized globally as being the best quality natural slate in the world.
The Cathedral is a House of Prayer and also one of the most iconic buildings in Dublin. It is one of Ireland’s top ten tourist attractions with over 700,000 visitors annually. The present Cathedral building, in terms of shape and size, dates from 1220-1259. It was constructed on the site of an ancient well which was supposed to have been used by Saint Patrick. The building replaced an earlier (probably wooden) church. The fabric itself was made from local limestone and imported stone from Bristol.
BMP are working with a very experienced Design Team including Benjamin + Beauchamp Architects, Punch Consulting Engineers and Arup Consulting Engineers under the direction of Interactive Project Managers and the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Fabric Committee. The project has recently been tendered and Clancy Construction are scheduled to commence works early in 2019. We wish everyone involved in the project a safe and successful experience in completing this challenging renovation and refurbishment project