CLONES MARKET HOUSE, COUNTY MONAGHAN

Value: €95,000

Client: Monaghan County Council

Alastair Coey Architects was appointed in March 2012 by Monaghan County Council, with support from The Heritage Council to prepare a Conservation and Management Plan for Clones Market House. The Market House once underpinned the economic life of the town and its immediate hinterland. Disused for some years, the Client Brief required a full heritage assessment, in the form of a Conservation Management Plan, to sensitively guide the creative adaptation of the building while taking account of its heritage value.

The Council appointed Alastair Coey Architects to implement a number of policies contained within the plan, including implementation of urgent repairs to prevent further deterioration of fabric. This first phase of restoration work was carried out in 2013-14, involving roof restoration, replacement of lead tapered gutters, external re-rendering and repointing. Contract value €95K.