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Understanding the Challenges of Historic Buildings - Case Study: Aran Sweater Market Galway

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 21 March 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 7:15 PM
  • Venue
    Room 3A.04 Limerick IT, Moylish Park, Limerick

About the event

David Humphreys will present a case study examining the refurbishment of a medieval ruin at Quay Street Galway in the context of Irish legislation and the challenges it presents.

In March 2016 ACP were commissioned by the new owner of the derelict building (part medieval and part 19th century) to design a commercial outlet within the restored building, obtain planning permission and procure the works. Partners in the project were TOBIN Consulting Engineers.  The ruinous building had been derelict for over 10 years and was an eyesore at this important part of Galway City Centre, beside the Spanish Arch.  In July 2018, the Aran Sweater Market opened its doors in the newly refurbished building.

This project was the winner of the OPW sponsored Heritage and Conservation Award in the 2018 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards.

About the speaker

David Humphreys - Director of ACP Architectural Conservation Professionals
David is an RICS Certified Historic Building Professional, an SCSI Building Conservation Accredited Surveyor, a Chartered Building Engineer, a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Landscape Architect and Chartered Project Manager Director.

He established the practice in 2000 and since then has worked on over 600 projects for private clients, charitable organisations, government departments and public authorities. He manages a team of over 15 specialist consultants covering all aspects of historic building conservation.

David has over 30 years' experience in both public service and private practice in Ireland, Australia and the UK.  He spent 8 years working as a Senior Professional Officer with English Heritage and has extensive experience in managing large conservation projects in Ireland and the UK. He is currently consulting on projects in Newfoundland for the Heritage Foundation and private clients. He has also advised on projects in India and Myanmar for government agencies. David currently serves on the SCSI Conservation Group as Vice Chairperson and on the Project Management Group as Education Chairman.


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