Clancy Quay restoration was for us here at Baltic Group one of the most exciting and iconic moments in our 15 years. If we had a timeline of major events in our 15 years, our participation in Clancy Quay would be one of the major facets of it. Clancy Quay marked for us a historic shift in priorities and allowed us to experience a new way of construction that had permanently molded our perception. This site was situated in the historic site of Clancy Barracks on the southern banks of the River Liffey. The historic architecture of this formerly British military barracks is characterised by buildings of harsh yet noble form. It is constructed of rigid materials with a sturdy expression. In this site we had worked with ancient and modern buildings blended together to form a new form of expression.
These modern buildings were incorporated with the old Victorian buildings with an emphasis on Luxury, comfort and convenience. In this we here at Baltic always kept at the forefront of our works the deleciate respect required for such a historical area and the necessary craftsmanship required to transform the rundown establishment into something fit for a modern Ireland. In this site we had used old techniques as advised per conservation experts and used craftsmanship from a bygone era. This Kennedy Wilson development turned the old british barracks into a marvel of modern day architecture. Such an innovative and exciting site had received National recognition and received the RIAI Housing Award in 2018.
We as participants in such a site were ecstatic to be part of such a landmark restoration in Clancy Quay. We remember quite fondly the large amount of restoration work that had to be done to return this ancient place to greatness. It was an exciting and an iconic event. We had to carefully restore both internally and externally all of the existing designs throughout these old listed buildings. Our specialised team took every care and precaution to make sure everything went according to procedure and everything that was able to be restored was done.
We also with the support of our leading suppliers made sure that each coating system was carefully selected for each element such as the coating's breathable performance requirements. All of our teams were specially equipped with modern eco friendly sealers to make certain that all stonework/brickwork was fully sealed. All the steelworks were also repaired by our teams and then painted using non toxic materials. Everything available which was possible to use was non toxic and ecologically friendly to the environment. We keep this as an important part of business, that we make use of non toxic and ecologically friendly materials when possible.
In this site we had in total completed as much as 163 units within a tight programme. While the historic place and creative architecture and designs used made it a wonderful environment to work in that made it no less challenging, yet with proper coordination the tight programming issue almost became a non existent thing. In this site we had employed around 70 individuals involved between fixers, plasterers and painters from the beginning to the end of the project. Many of us are still excited that we were able to participate and work together on such an unforgettable site.