Malachy Walsh and Partners are delighted that the restoration of the Old Model School on Anglesea Street won the award for Best in Heritage & Conservation at the Cork Better Buildings Awards 2018. The original Model School building was constructed in the 1800’s and was extensively restored as part of the recent €34m redevelopment of the Cork Courthouse. MWP provided Civil and Structural Engineering services on this landmark project.

The Cork Better Buildings Awards honour the best designed and best maintained buildings in Cork City and suburbs, and are aimed at rewarding businesses and building caretakers for their efforts to protect, enhance and improve the city’s streetscape. The Cork Business Association noted that “The judges wanted in particular to recognise the brickwork repair and pointing which has been very influential in encouraging and showing other building owners in the city what can be done. The standard of workmanship in the restoration is a testament to the skill and commitment of the design and construction teams.”

This makes it two wins in a row for MWP after St. Angela’s College won the Judge’s Choice Award last year.