One of the most important and largest conservation projects ever undertaken by the Irish State was the restoration and refurbishment of Farmleigh House, an official state guest house. Southgate Associates took a major role in the supervision of the best practice conservation works.
Southgate Associates provide specialist heritage conservation services to those tasked with safeguarding and maintaining Ireland’s built heritage, whether public body or private owner. We have supervised some of the largest conservation projects undertaken in the history of the State, and many of Ireland’s most iconic buildings are on our books.
We project manage conservation works to a broad range of protected structures, including; churches, cathedrals, castles, domestic and industrial buildings, monuments, bridges, docks, ruins, farmhouses, cottages and outbuildings.
Our core conservation philosophy could be described as a commitment to a ‘minimum intervention’ model. The works undertaken emphasise maintenance and repair, and undertake the minimum job necessary. This is the best method of protection for the patina and atmosphere of old buildings, and also proves the most cost-effective strategy for our clients.