high st, dublin 2 16 February 2011

After Dublin City Council issued a Dangerous Buildings Notice in relation to 17 High Street, D2, HDL were called in by the Archdiocese of Dublin to make this structure safe. Formerly Murphy’s Pram shop, the premises has lain vacant for many years. The roof had collapsed causing external walls to bulge, leaving the building in a dangerous state to pedestrian traffic on High Street. The initial contract is for the demolition of the building to first floor level, making it safe for a more detailed examination to be carried out, to determine if the remaining fabric of the structure can be preserved. As this site borders a National Monument (the Medieval Church of St. Audoen) extreme sensitivity is required when carrying out demolition works at this location.