Michael Nugent Ltd – World Heritage Day

April 15, 2022

World Heritage Day celebrates the importance of cultural heritage and preserving the buildings for future generations. Michael Nugent Ltd have been privileged to work on multiple heritage projects over the years, including listed buildings and buildings with a strong history of heritage.

Loop Line Connolly Station, Dublin

(The Loop Line in 1986 with the DART – picture courtesy of Wikiwand and Michael Nugent Ltd photo)

The project transformed the existing vaults between north and inner City Dublin. The vaults were originally built in 1891, and have now been transformed into the new online ticketing centre for Irish Rail staff.

Lowe Memorial Church, Belfast

(Picture courtesy of Lowe Memorial Church)

Built in 1935, the Presbyterian Church is now a Grade B listed building.

City of London Freemen’s Main House, London

(Michael Nugent Ltd photo)

The 18th century school founded in Brixton in 1854 originally to care for orphaned children. The school since developed to be a co-educational day and boarding school and relocated to Ashtead Park in 1926. The grade II listed historic school and one of the oldest co-educational schools. The Georgian style of the house building has been restored preserving its heritage.

The Grand Hotel Birmingham

(Picture courtesy of Booking.com)

Founded in 1879 the Victorian heritage hotel is Grade II listed. The iconic ‘Sleeping Beauty’ has been brought into the 21st Century while restoring the historic Grand Ballroom.

St. Edward’s College, Quad Development, Oxford

(Picture courtesy of St Edward’s Oxford)

The Grade II listed building was established in 1873 as a co-educational boarding and day school in Oxford.

Cromwell Place, London

(Michael Nugent Ltd photo)

Originally five Georgian terrace houses dating back to 1958, the Grade II listed town houses have been transformed into a stunning art gallery. Bespoke services included; damp alarm, climate control and humidly control. These systems allow the building to cater for the valuable pieces of art which require special protection and preservation.

University College London (UCL) Faculty of Law

(Picture courtesy of University College London – Faculty of Law)

Founded in 1826 the Grade II listed Bentham House was the first university to be established in London.

Queens University Belfast Integrated Medical Centre, Belfast

Housed in a Grade B1 listed building with an adjoining two-storey new build designed in respect of the mature building. MEP services were also provided to the Manse to the adjacent Grade A listed Elmwood Church.

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh

(Picture courtesy of St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh)

Grade A listed building established in 1840, with over 180 years heritage the building holds much history. Special consideration was taken to reuse old cast iron radiators to maintain the Cathedral’s ornate appearance.

Enniskillen Castle

(Picture courtesy of Vizz Creative)

The original castle was founded in 15th Century by Gaelic Maguires. Located next to the River Erne which offered an important passage into Ulster, it was a strategic point throughout history. The heritage now dates back over 600 years ago, some time in the 1420’s.

Current Heritage Projects

Templemore Baths, Belfast

(Picture courtesy of Ulster Architectural Heritage Society)

The only Victorian Bath House left in Ireland. Established in 1891, the building is listed at Grade B+ by DoE Historic Environment Division giving it regional importance which reflects its architectural, cultural, social and historic merits.

Kodak House, London

(Barr Gazetas Artist Impressions of Kodak House)

The Grade II listed seven-storey building was built in 1911 as the former European HQ for photography experts Kodak company. The existing façade is being restored maintain the heritage of the Grade II listed building. The building is designed to achieve sustainability benchmarks with WELL Gold, BREEAM Excellent.

The Store Oxford

(Picture courtesy of The Reef Group)

The former family run Boswell & Co Department store established in 1738  is being transformed to a 4 star boutique hotel with a fascinating heritage. Key features of the historic façades are being retained, partial demolition and major refurbishments.

Emmanuel College, London

(Michael Nugent Ltd photo)

Established in 1584 the historic building is in the heart of Cambridge Central Conservation Area. Parts of the monastic Grade II building remain today and the heritage is being transformed in the £21 million scheme. The project has been in planning for a decade to ensure the campus would exactly what they wanted; long lasting for at least 300 years, reducing carbon emissions, maintaining the building’s character and beneficially the community both intellectually and socially.