Client: Red Carnations Hotels
Project Description: Ashford Castle Upgrade & Refurbishment Works – Contract Duration 12 weeks.
Carey Building Contractors were engaged as Management Contractors on the above fast track Project. The works at Ashford Castle included upgrade to Reception, Bar, Dining Room, Function Rooms, Bedrooms, Toilets, Lifts, Public areas together with replacement of all electrical, mechanical and a/c services. The works to the protected structure included a rooftop extension and refurbishment to include lead work, asphalting of all flat surfaces and the Castle towers and slating with specialist repairs to the stonework off scaffold involving steam cleaning and re-mortaring. New heritage approved guttering and downpipes were added to the entire Hotel.
There was a complete upgrade to the central heating and fire places, gas fires and chimneys with the basement strip out and upgrade of the M&E infrastructure. Fire and smoke alarms and CCTV, data and telephone systems were upgraded.
To the exterior of the Castle there were extensive civil works to include new surfacing of the car park, kerbing and landscaping.
The hotel a protected structure is located in a SAC next to Lough Corrib.
Completed within a fast track programme of 12 weeks – January to March 2014