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14 Henrietta Street

Murphy Surveys proud to document site for award winning restoration and conservation work at 14 Henrietta Street

This week is National Heritage Week, a great opportunity to immerse yourself in our history and attend the many events that are taking place throughout Ireland. Murphy Surveys are proud to have worked on many heritage and conservation projects over our 35 years history, some of which are open to the public and might be of interest to visit this Heritage Week.

One great heritage spot is 14 Henrietta Street, the earliest Georgian Street in Dublin (mid-1720). From Georgian townhouses to tenement dwellings, 14 Henrietta Street tells the story of the lives of the people who lived there, and how social change impacted on them over time. Tours of the site have just reopened after a major conservation and restoration project commissioned by operators of the site Dublin City Council. The 10 year development to rescue, stabilise and conserve 14 Henrietta Street completed earlier this year to high accolade, winning the Best Conservation/Restoration Project and Best Overall Project at RIAI Irish Architecture Awards.

Murphy Surveys were honoured to have worked on this project to document the site for the restoration work. The building itself was highly dilapidated and in some areas the walls and floors had been affected by fire. Working closely with the architects and the Dublin City Council, the team at Murphy Surveys captured scans and created 360 degree imagery and highly detailed drawings (1:10 / 1:20 scale), including internal elevations and ortho-rectified imagery to keep a historical record of the site. The project also included the use of Ground Penetrating Radar to capture the location and position of subsurface utilities in the adjacent streets and footpaths.

Learn more about our involvement in this project and other heritage projects by contacting our Head of Digital Engineering Ricardo Oliveira on 01 690 9799 or roliveira@murphysurveys.ie

Book your tickets to visit 14 Henrietta Street at https://14henriettastreet.ie