HSE Estates have set aside capital funding of €100,000 for the restoration and protection of the Quaker Burial Ground, the James Weir Home for Nurses and Brú Chaoimhín – the former Cork Street Fever Hospital – on Cork Street, in 2021. Thereafter, HSE Estates envisage that a rolling capital works programme will take place over a four year period with €75,000 funding being made available each year (giving a total of €400,000 over 5 years). The funding is allocated to secure and protect these historic and beautiful buildings and to improve social amenities in the community.
HSE Estates is now seeking the views of any individual or interested party affected by the buildings who would like to make a submission as to what specific projects they would like to see undertaken within a given year.
A submission does not need to be an elaborate affair, i.e. a couple of lines will suffice for assessment purposes. If there is further background or supplementary information available that may be useful when assessing submissions then please submit same as separate attachments.
Public submissions will help to devise a draft list of proposed projects for the properties for the next 5 years.
Any individual or group who makes a submission will be afforded the opportunity to input into the draft list, before it becomes final as it will be recirculated for review/comment. Once the list becomes final, HSE Estates will prepare tender packages and engage with contractors or suppliers to complete the works.
In tandem to the above, a separate project for restoration works to the western boundary wall at the Former Quaker Burial Ground is to be tendered for as part of the recommendations from a Survey and Maintenance Plan report commissioned in 2019. It is envisaged that this project will be part-funded by the HSE and the Built Heritage Investment Scheme, with the support of Dublin City Council and the Department for Housing, Local Government & Heritage.
Submissions on the above to Austin Lyons, HSE Estates via Austin.Lyons@hse.ie.