Central Model School


Central Model School, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1




Howley Hayes Architects


David Maher & Associates

Main Contractor

Oldstone Conservation Ltd

Completion Date

Dec 2016



The Model School forms part of the Department of Education campus on Marlborough Street. It was constructed in the mids 1800s and was originally for use as a teacher training college. At the turn of the 20th Century the school began operating as a National school and has remained fully functional to this day.

Oldstone Conservation were engaged by P J Hegarty to undertake structural repairs to an existing gable wall, boundary wall and brick piers within the grounds of the school.

The main part of these works involved the structural repair to a gable wall 6 metres wide and 5 metres high. The wall consisted of random rubble and brick in varying states of poor condition and was being supported through the use of temporary shore props.

The top section of the wall was carefully taken down and new foundations formed at its base for the permanent steel props to sit onto. Once the new props were in place the old props were removed and repairs completed to the wall which consisted of s combination of brick and stone rebuild and repairs.

The Calp boundary walls adjacent to the Model School were also repaired under this contract consisting of vegetataion removal, stone rebuild and repointing.

Structural repairs consisting of the Helifix installations (Cemties & Helibars) were also completed to a stone pier and brick wall within the campus.

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