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Dublin Civic Trust wins Europe’s most prestigious award for built heritage conservation – the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2021
Last week Dublin Civic Trust won Europe’s most prestigious award for built heritage conservation – the European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2021 – for the restoration of 18 Ormond Quay Upper, an 1840s merchant building in the historic centre of Dublin.
18 Ormond Quay was restored by the Trust over a three-year period since 2017 as a demonstration project under its ‘revolving fund’ mechanism, showing how historic buildings in the centre of Dublin can be sensitively restored with a residential component. It is the eighth building the Trust has restored since its foundation in 1992 and the first award Ireland has won in Europa Nostra’s conservation category since the Office of Public Works was awarded in 2005 for its restoration of the Victorian Great Palm House complex in the National Botanic Gardens.
The project was majority funded by Dublin Civic Trust’s revolving capital fund with additional support from Dublin City Council. Specific works grant assistance was secured from The Heritage Council and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme of the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government administered by Dublin City Council, as well as private donations from the Apollo Foundation, Irish Georgian Society and the Primrose Trust.
Read more about the restoration project HERE
They’re also up for the Public Choice Award! Cast your vote HERE