Dublin City Council would like to welcome the announcement of approval in principle of €9 million in funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, for essential conservation works at the Iveagh Markets on Francis St.
The Council has now appointed Howley Hayes Cooney Architects (Grade 1 Conservation Architects) to lead an integrated design team, whose role will be to carry out detailed condition surveys of the building; oversee some initial clear out and propping; develop and issue construction tender specifications and finally oversee the stabilisation works. The Design Team will begin this process in the coming weeks.
The stabilisation works with the funding for Iveagh Markets will include:
- Repairs to the roofs, valleys, internal gutters, parapet and large roof-lights of the Wet Market and Dry Market.
- Repairs/reinstatement of the rainwater disposal system.
- Manage vegetation growth to the site and its structures.
- Protect and secure the windows and door of the building.
- Provide safe access to structures to facilitate a regular inspection and maintenance.
An initial work programme of clearance, propping and making safe will be undertaken in the coming months to begin with. This will provide secure access to all areas of the structure for investigation and surveys. The main stabilisation works will begin in 2024 based on the forecasts.
Dublin City Council is involved in a number of legal proceedings in relation to the Iveagh Markets which are currently before the courts. As such, the Council is unable to make any further comment as the matter is sub judice.
Source: Dublin City Council