Infrastructure Upgrade at the historic DCU All Hallows Campus reaches Completion

Infrastructure Upgrade at the historic DCU All Hallows Campus reaches Completion

 

Mullarkey Pedersen Architects, as part of an ongoing appointment with Dublin City University, were commissioned as Grade 1 Conservation Architects to consult on the services upgrade of a number of buildings on the historic DCU All Hallows Campus. This included the impressive College Chapel which was completed circa 1897 and designed by renowned architect J.J. McCarthy.

Illustration of ‘The Interior of the New Chapel’ sourced from All Hallows Missionary College Annual of 1896-7

Illustration of ‘The Interior of the New Chapel’ sourced from All Hallows Missionary College Annual of 1896-7

The college chapel underwent a full electrical upgrade to incorporate fire detection and security alarm systems, an upgraded PA system, data points and consolidated power outlets. Existing decorative fixtures were refurbished and rewired.

Careful consideration and planning was required during both the design and construction phases to ensure the successful integration of these systems whilst minimising the impact on the historic fabric and aesthetic.  

Below are images of the recently completed works.





Mullarkey Pedersen Architects Supporting Local Initiatives

Mullarkey Pedersen Architects Supporting Local Initiatives

Margaret & Catherine of Mullarkey Pedersen Architects, delighted to present sponsorship support to Gavin and Shirley of Cruise Centre, Eglinton.

European Road Safety research shows that early driving experiences reduces road traffic accidents by 40%.   With 1 in 5 young people being involved in a traffic accident within 6 months of passing their driving test, any move that reduces this statistic can only be described as positive.  

The Cruise Centre’s Young Driver Programme promotes young driver road safety - safer roads and safer drivers.

Find out more here.

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JOIN OUR TEAM!

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Vacancies are currently available in our Derry office for Architects and Architectural Technologists to work on an exciting and broad range of commercial, conservation and education projects.

We are looking for candidates to join our team who are enthusiastic, creative people and who have a passion for their work.

We offer a friendly and stimulating working environment, attractive remuneration, and job satisfaction.

Please reply by email by providing a copy of your C.V. to info@mparchitects.net

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Ebrington Regeneration - Scaffolding beginning to drop at Building 104

Ebrington Regeneration - Scaffolding beginning to drop at Building 104

'Building 104' was originally an accommodation block constructed between 1895 and 1904 at the former Ebrington Barracks.

The extension and refurbishment of this listed building will accommodate approximately 40 new office spaces when completed, which will complement the new Creative Hub at @8081Workspace. These works form part of the ongoing development and regeneration of this historic site in Derry~Londonderry. 

Below are recent site photographs showing the scaffolding beginning to come down revealing the buildings modern new entrance.  

#Ebrington #Regeneration #Building104 @YourEbrington @mp_architects

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St Michael's Church Enniskillen

St Michael's Church Enniskillen

Work has begun on the cleaning of the reredos and painting of the ceiling of the beautiful St Michael's Church, Enniskillen under the careful supervision of Mullarkey Pedersen Architects - RIAI Grade 1 Accredited Conservation Architects.  Keep an eye for future updates!

#conservation #churcharchitecture #ecclesiasticalarchitecture @clogherdonoige @St_Michaels_Ekn @CathNewsIreland

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REGIONAL FINALISTS 2018 CIVIC TRUST AWARDS

REGIONAL FINALISTS 2018 CIVIC TRUST AWARDS

We are delighted to announce that The Bishop's Gate Hotel, Derry ~ Londonderry has been listed as a Regional Finalist for the prestigious 2018 Civic Trust Awards.

Finalists are put forward for consideration for a National / International Civic Trust Award or Commendation. @CTAwards 

SEE MORE ON THE BISHOP'S GATE HOTEL PROJECT HERE...

SEE MORE ON THE BISHOP'S GATE HOTEL PROJECT HERE...

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CIVIC TRUST REGIONAL FINALISTS HERE...

CIVIC TRUST REGIONAL FINALISTS HERE...

WE ARE RECRUITING

WE ARE RECRUITING

Architects and Architectural Technicians

We are seeking enthusiastic people to join our established, award winning practice.

 

  • Work spanning across sectors including Education, Conservation, Ecclesiastical & Commercial

  • BIM knowledge advantageous

  • Projects across Ireland & UK

  • Offices based in Derry & Dublin

 

Please reply with CV and examples of your work to: info@mparchitects.net

December 2017

RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2017

RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2017

Mullarkey Pedersen Architects are pleased to share the news that Our Bishop's Gate Hotel project was awarded a Commendation in the Conservation/ Restoration Category at the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2017, announced at the awards ceremony on 23rd June in the Mansion House, Dublin. 

 

This is an excellent addition to the numerous recent successes the Bishop's Gate Hotel Project has achieved this year. 

The hotel has been an important addition to the city centre of Derry/ Londonderry and integral to the regeneration of Bishop Street and surrounding area. 

To highlight the extent of restoration works which were involved in order to revive this historic structure and make it suitable for its current use in the hospitality sector, and also to reflect on a project successfully delivered and realised, we have put together (below) a gallery of before and after images of some of the primary spaces within the building.

 

Deanery Restoration Works Near Completion

Deanery Restoration Works Near Completion

Restoration and refurbishment works to The Deanery at St Columb's Cathedral (1833) in the centre of the historic Walled City is nearing completion, with scaffold dismantling underway.  

Works internally included extensive redecoration treatment throughout.  Externally sandstone detailing has been sensitively cleaned and brickwork pointing renewed with lime based products.  

The extent of existing staining to stone banding, parapet and quoin detailing and the subsequent removal of the staining can be seen in the before and after photographs below. More to follow on completion...

#conservation #architecture #walledcity #deanery #conservationarchitects #derrylondonderry

Scaffolding has started to be dismantled, revealing the refurbished facade with sandstone parapet and detailing restored

Scaffolding has started to be dismantled, revealing the refurbished facade with sandstone parapet and detailing restored


Before restoration works were completed

Before Restoration - Extensive staining to sandstone parapet 

Before Restoration - Extensive staining to sandstone parapet 

Before Restoration - Defective brick pointing and staining and damage to sandstone quoins

Before Restoration - Defective brick pointing and staining and damage to sandstone quoins


#conservation #architecture #walledcity #deanery #conservationarchitects #derrylondonderry

Vote for Bishop's Gate Hotel in the RIAI 'Public Choice Awards'

Vote for Bishop's Gate Hotel in the RIAI 'Public Choice Awards'

 

RIAI Public Choice Award 2017

Voting has now opened

We are delighted to share that Bishop's Gate Hotel has been selected from a total of 156 entries to be on the shortlist for the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2017 in the Conservation/ Restoration category. The shortlist was announced this morning by RIAI President Carole Pollard on RTE Radio’s Morning Ireland. The shortlist also forms the basis for the RIAI Public Choice Award from which the public can select their favourite building by voting online.

The Awards Ceremony evening will be held on Friday 23 June at the Mansion House Dublin where all results will be announced and the awards presented.

RICS AWARDS NI 2017 | Bishop's Gate Hotel Wins in Tourism & Leisure Category

RICS AWARDS NI 2017 | Bishop's Gate Hotel Wins in Tourism & Leisure Category

 

We are delighted to share the news that the Bishop's Gate Hotel project was announced WINNER of the Tourism & Leisure category at the RICS awards ceremony which took place last Thursday evening. We would like to congratulate our client, Inner City Building Preservation Trust, and also the contractors, Conway Builders, on this success. 

RICS AWARDS NI 2017

Tourism & Leisure - Winner

"This award honours projects that make an outstanding contribution to tourism and leisure facilities in the region or their locality."

                                                                                                                                                                             rics.org/awardsni

From left David Snodgrass, Noel James & Karl Pedersen (Mullarkey Pedersen Architects) & Helen Quigley (Inner City Trust) accepting the award in Belfast last Thursday evening with broadcaster Paul Clark. 

From left David Snodgrass, Noel James & Karl Pedersen (Mullarkey Pedersen Architects) & Helen Quigley (Inner City Trust) accepting the award in Belfast last Thursday evening with broadcaster Paul Clark. 

From left; Helen Quigley (Inner City Trust), broadcaster Paul Clark & Karl Pedersen (Mullarkey Pedersen Architects)

From left; Helen Quigley (Inner City Trust), broadcaster Paul Clark & Karl Pedersen (Mullarkey Pedersen Architects)

"Bishop’s Gate Hotel has greatly enhanced Derry’s tourism and hospitality product.  Since it opened in March 2016 the restored building has attracted thousands of visitors, many coming to finally ‘get inside’ the landmark building which had been off limits for so long. The hotel has bucked the trend for smaller, start-up businesses in the tourism sector, winning “Hideaway of the Year 2017” and taking second place in the entire UK in the coveted TripAdvisor ‘Travellers’ Choice Award."

AWARD WINNER | Bishop's Gate Hotel WINS in Tourism NI Awards

AWARD WINNER | Bishop's Gate Hotel WINS in Tourism NI Awards

We are pleased to announce the results of the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards and the North West Business Awards, hosted by Londonderry Chamber and Commerce, in which the Bishop’s Gate Hotel was shortlisted in a number of categories. 

 

NORTHERN IRELAND TOURISM AWARDS 2017

Most Promising New Tourism Business - Winner

Hotel of the Year Award – Runner Up

 

NORTH WEST Business Awards 2017

Guest Accommodation Provider of the Year - Winner

(Above) Representatives of the Bishop’s Gate Hotel being presented with an award at the awards ceremony last Thursday evening.

(Above) Representatives of the Bishop’s Gate Hotel being presented with an award at the awards ceremony last Thursday evening.

This is a great achievement for the hotel and leaves us confident of similar success in the RICS Awards for which results will be announced on Thursday 25th May at the awards ceremony in La Mon Hotel, Belfast. Bishop's Gate Hotel has been shortlisted for 4 of the eight categories; Building Conservation, Tourism & Leisure, Commercial and Regeneration.

Keep checking for results which will be posted on our blog following the event!