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Refurbishment of Former Motor Tax Building

The conversion of the existing former motor tax building into new office accommodation, along with site and development works.

The works included:

  • Light and structural demolition & alteration works including the removal of the existing roof structure, complete internal strip out of finishes / services etc
  • Asbestos removal works
  • New underground services network – drainage, power, water etc
  • Retaining walls
  • New cut timber roof construction with a new traditional hand crafted insulated standing seam zinc roof finish system
  • Installation of new Mech & Elec services including tying into existing services in the adjacent County Hall building
  • Installation of glazed acoustic screes, acoustic suspended metal baffles, aluminium windows and roof lights
  • Through coloured insulated rendered wall finish and finished architectural cladded wall boarding



Client: Cork County Council
Works Value: €1.55m
Contract Type: RIAI
Quantity Surveyor: Cork County Council QS Department
Architect: Cork County Council Architects Department
Structural Engineer: Denis O’Sullivan & Assoc. (DOSA)
M&E Consultant: Matt O’Mahony & Assoc. (MOMA)




“The finished building looks great and your team can be congratulated on a fine achievement. In anticipation of the reopening on Friday we have already taken the hanger off our ‘At Risk’ Register. We plan to identify your project as a major success over the past year at our Heritage at Risk National Launch.”
Robert Parkinson
National Planning & Conservation Architect
English Heritage