Kilkenny Courthouse

February 9th, 2011

 

Kilkenny Courthouse

 

 

We were pleased to provide architectural signage for this prestigious project.

 

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Kilkenny Courthouse

 
Press Releases

 

15/10/2010: Kilkenny Courthouse

 

Design

 

The intent of the design and refurbishment was firstly, to renovate in a sensitive way the existing historic building and secondly to create a high-quality modern extension providing both additional accommodation for users and allowing universal access to both old and new elements.

 
Accessibility
 

Previously, the only access to the court building was via long flights of external stone steps. By relocating the main entrance to the new atrium with its lifts, the new works have ensured that all public and staff areas are now fully universally accessible. The courtrooms have been redesigned to be accessible to anyone with mobility difficulties – witnesses, jurors, legal practitioners or members of the public. The courtrooms have also been equipped with induction loops for people with hearing difficulties.

 
Project leaders and cost
 

The project was undertaken for the Courts Service. The design was led by OPW architects with the assistance of conservation architects Bluett O’Donoghue. The main contractor was Michael McNamara & Co. The total construction and fit out cost of the project will be €17million.   Ends

 

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