Smarmore Castle Private Clinic

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic

Facilitating a buildings change of use; from hotel to a recovery clinic.

Client:
Smarmore Castle

Completed:
2016
Location:
Co. Louth

Budget:
Confidential

Smarmore Castle has been the seat of the Taaffe family who are thought to have occupied the site since c. 1320. The principal building centres around a medieval tower house (RMP LH017-066). The tower house is three-storey in height with turrets to the east and west of an almost square plan. The walls to the main space are c. 5ft wide (1500mm) constructed in uncoursed limestone and greywacke and are radiused at the corners. We were commissioned to facilitate the change of use of the building from a hotel to a recovery clinic for patients with substance dependency.

In addition to these works, it was proposed to re-instate some elements of the building that had been renovated in an unsympathetic manner, carry out remedial works where required and redecorate internally the building generally. Key to these works was the reinstatement of the large Georgian sash window that had been removed from the South-West elevation some time in the past.

Project Type:
Healthcare

Scope / Scale:
Change of Use, Fire and Accessibility Upgrades, Restoration and Conservation of Protected Structure.

Other Consultants:
C+S CBA Consulting Engineers, Fire Consultants Jeremy Gardener Assoc., Timber & Damp Specialists McGuinness Building Preservation Ltd.

Ireland

Mill House, Mill Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 XTF7


For all enquiries:

info@vandijkarchitects.com

+353 (0)42 935 4466

United Kingdom

Scottish Provident Building, 7 Donegall Square West, Belfast, BT1 6JH


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

VDI KSA, Unit J Auto Moto Business Park King Faisal Road, Ar Rakah Al Khobar

Poland

VDI Poland Sp. z o.o. No. 41A/6 Swieradowska Street, 50-559 Wroclaw


United Arab Emirates

VDI Project Management Ltd. HDS Business Centre 3204 (Cluster M) Jumeirah Lakes Towers Duba

Ireland

Mill House, Mill Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 XTF7


For all enquiries:

info@vandijkarchitects.com

+353 (0)42 935 4466

United Kingdom

Scottish Provident Building, 7 Donegall Square West, Belfast, BT1 6JH


Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

VDI KSA, Unit J Auto Moto Business Park King Faisal Road, Ar Rakah Al Khobar

Poland

VDI Poland Sp. z o.o. No. 41A/6 Swieradowska Street, 50-559 Wroclaw


United Arab Emirates

VDI Project Management Ltd. HDS Business Centre 3204 (Cluster M) Jumeirah Lakes Towers Duba