Saint Mels cathedral is located in Longford. It is considered one of the finest roman catholic churches in Ireland. On Christmas day, 2009 the building was destroyed by fire in the early hours. St Mels crosier, a relic dating from over a thousand years ago, was destroyed in the fire. The estimated cost of the damage to the cathedral was in the region of €30 million. Bishop O’Reilly committed to rebuilding it.
In 2013, T Bourke won the bid for the mechanical services installation on this prestigious heritage project. The project offered T Bourke the opportunity to showcase their services installation detail alongside coordinating with the heritage and conservation architects to insure the building was restored to better than new condition.
Services install included;
- Underfloor heating
- Trench heaters
- LPHW installation
- Water services
- General Ventilation
A new altar was consecrated in March 2014, the cathedral officially re-opened on Christmas Eve 2014. Among the features of the restored cathedral are a Carrara marble altar sculpted by Tom Glendon, a silver tabernacle created by Imogen Stuart and Vicki Donovan, a pipe organ, consisting of 2,307 pipes, built by Fratelli Ruffatti, and stained glass windows designed Kim en Joong, a Dominican priest
Main Contractor: Gem & Purcell J.V.
- Architects: Fitzgerald Kavanagh Architects
- Services Consultant: Arup
- Mechanical Contractor: T BOURKE
- Electrical Contractor: Keogh Electrical