Four Courts Dublin

Client: Office of Public Work

Project: Four Courts Dublin

Date: 2015-2018


McCrory Access were awarded the contract by the Office of Public works to erect a substantial cantilevered scaffolding structure around the Iconic Four Courts dome in Dublin. Designed by Dublin’s most famous architect, James Gandon, and constructed between 1786 and 1802, the Four Courts was rebuilt in the late 1920’s having been almost completely destroyed by fire in the Civil War , when the original timber dome collapsed.

The project required an innovative scaffold design solution to allow substantial repair of the concrete dome and Corinthian columns. This highly technical design scaffold involved the installation of 750mm deep alloy beams around the existing stone structure, and the erection of tube and fitting fully boarded access built off the cantilevered beams at height. The project is the most significant conservation and reconstruction project undertaken on the late 18th-century courthouse, and it was great to play our part in its restoration.