St Mel’s Cathedral was engulfed in flames on Christmas morning 2009. Arup was heavily involved in recreating optimal conditions for the atmosphere of worship. The internal restoration objectives including aesthetics, acoustics, energy efficiency, comfort, maintainability, flexibility, health, safety and future proofing were achieved without compromise in other areas. The diligent integration of engineering with architecture has delivered a masterpiece in building conservation for the community of Longford and a cathedral that is widely acclaimed.

T Bourke was delighted to be appointed the mechanical contractor on the project. It was a tough and prestigious project and we are delighted it has been proposed for this award we encourage all our supporter to vote online here!