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Refurbishment of a National Trust owned, listed hotel building at the Giant's Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Gilbert-Ash carried out this project on behalf of the National Trust. It involved the conservation, refurbishment and alteration of the Grade B listed hotel building. The project also involved works to the existing hotel in order to convert it to a temporary visitor centre to serve the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site whilst the new landmark visitor centre was being built in 2012.


Project Team

Client The National Trust
Architect Consarc
Surveyor Edmond Shipway

Project Value

project value - £300,000

Gilbert-Ash worked closely with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) given the sensitive location of the hotel site. Works involved the refurbishment and conservation of existing period fittings, windows and doors. Additional conservation works included repointing using hydraulic lime, external lime rendering, brickwork and roofing repairs as well as alterations and refurbishment to stonework walls.

Alteration works within the building required close scrutiny and liaison with NIEA to ensure the building’s integrity was not compromised, works included paint to all bedrooms and communal areas, upgrade of wash hand basins, WCs, baths and showers to ensuites, replacement carpet and floor tiling, integration of new building services with old throughout the building, preparation and varnish of furniture, new kitchen installation and some replacement doors.

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