University College Cork Restortion
Dr Brennan and the Consurv team were involved with the full restoration and conservation of all the buildings on University College Cork’s campus. The main roles undertaken by Consurv were to act as Conservation Consultants giving advice for and changing the methodologies of the work to better suit the various structures of UCC. The primary goal of this project was the re-roofing of the various buildings around the campus.
Old Model School, Sligo
Dr. Thomas Brennan was employed to specify a detailed de-watering system of all horizontal weathering surfaces, rising damp elements and mark up a treatment specification for the timbers. The original building housed the innovative Model School, which opened in 1859. The building had been neglected for many years and was in need of extensive repairs and refurbishment. Sligo County Council sought to re-house its Municipal collection and a visionary partnership was established to raise funds.
Headfort School Preservation
This project is to be phased over a 5-year period with costs in the region of 5 million Euros. Funding was sought for the above project for and on behalf of the client and a detailed critical path of work to the building has been provided by Consurv Ltd with Dr. Thomas Brennan. This building is now on the World Heritage list. Headfort is one of the very few and only remaining Robert Adams Buildings in Ireland.
It was constructed in the mid 1700’s. Employed as Project Manager and Conservation Consultants, Dr. Thomas Brennan had an aim to restore the building to its former splendour.
St. Flannan's College
Dr. Thomas Brennan carried out a detailed assessment / survey of the roof, horizontal weathering and a room-by-room survey including the windows. By means of our non-destructive methods to investigate the historic fabric of the building Dr. Thomas Brennan was able to then plot the details onto a room-by-room survey and report on his findings.
Employed as project managers for the conservation works during the contract – (a massive cost saving exercise). Work on the roof and windows began late 2007.