Kylemore Tourism Experience, Connemara, Co. Galway
Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine Monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle. The Abbey is a Protected Structure which provides a Visitor Attraction and Tourism Experience to thousands of visitors each year. CHH Consulting Engineers were engaged to provide Civil & Structural Engineering Services based on Best Conservation Practices and minimalist Structural intervention.
Our Services involved a detailed Structural Survey of the existing building structure and fabric liaising closely with AXO Architects and Design Team members. Based on our understanding of the Structure, we were in a position to design and detail the structural framing and supports of new opes, new structural canopy over the new entrance door, access ramps & steps, new drainage runs and new surfacing to the main access roadway to the front of the Abbey.
The Tourism Experience Project at Kylemore Abbey is a 2020 RIAI Irish Architecture Award winning project.