Visions for Dublin
Dublin Civic Trust works in partnership with government, State agencies, local authorities and the private sector to realise a vision of Dublin as a vibrant historic city. In recent years we have developed a series of policy documents for the city centre and key secondary streets and districts which aim to highlight and unlock the potential of these areas through respect for and reuse of their historic building stock.
You can view some of the recent policy work of Dublin Civic Trust in our online library. Click on the image below:
Dublin Civic Trust offers an advisory service to owners and occupiers, developers and professionals in appropriate approaches to restoration and refurbishment of period and historic buildings.
When making a planning application for works to a Protected Structure or a building in an Architectural Conservation Area, owners and occupiers are generally required by local authorities to submit an architectural and historical survey of the building. The Trust has been a recognised body in this field since the Planning and Development Act, 2000 came into operation.
- Historic Assessments
- Conservation Impact Assessments
- Architectural Inventories
- Identification of specialist craftspeople
Architectural Heritage Impact Assessments
Architectural Heritage Assessments carried out by Dublin Civic Trust have a standardised format which include the following, relative to the Protected Structure under investigation:
Protection Status: The legal protection status of the structure is stated, i.e. Record of Protected Structures, Architectural Conservation Area, Recorded Monument and Zone of Archaeological Potential.
Historical Appraisal: The historical appraisal gives a brief analysis of the age of the existing fabric of the structure, explaining the different building stages and presenting them chronologically. The appraisal refers to any local, social and historical connections of the structure to the locality, based on available historic deeds, literature, records and cartographic data relevant to the building, and how these relate to the physical structure.
Written Record & Condition Assessment: This section describes the different elements of the building in accordance with NIAH guidelines, along with a condition assessment.
Photographic Survey: This includes a comprehensive good quality photographic survey with explanatory captions, cross referenced to the architect’s survey plans/elevations and cross sections. The photographic survey includes exterior, interior and detailed photographs of architectural and historic features of note.
Recommendations: This section provides best practice guidance and advice about the proposed works, taking account of the findings of the report.
Meeting Room Hire
Our historic first floor drawing room is available for hire for meetings, small conferences, photoshoots and video recordings. Its gracious setting and mellow atmosphere, spanning the width of the house with three tall windows overlooking Castle Street, is the perfect location for business and social meetings, offering all the convenience of the city centre and the prestige of a Dublin 2 address next to Dublin Castle. Located at first floor level in our 1830s merchant townhouse, the room is furnished in an historic style while featuring all the modern conveniences expected of a modern meeting space.
The room is typically used in boardroom style, comfortably accommodating 10 people. Up to 14 can be accommodated in more casual round-table style. Larger groups are possible subject to special arrangement.
- Projection facilities are available at €20.00 per event. All windows are fully shuttered to control light as required.
- Whiteboard and flipchart are available.
- Tea, coffee and biscuits can be provided at €2.00 per head.
The room is available at half-day, full-day and multiple-day rates. Please telephone our office on (01) 475 6911 for details.