McCullough Mulvin Architects transformed a former stone hospice into a new home for the Butler Gallery and a cultural centre in Kilkenny. Galco was a one-stop-shop for all drainage systems used during the renovation.

The Evans Home, a former Almshouse, has been sensitively restored and combined with contemporary interventions, in the form of two, two-storey contemporary bronze-anodised extensions to form an aggregate of the old and the new.

Particular attention was paid to the design of the outdoor spaces, which house a sculpture garden, children’s areas, and an archaeological site.

Being an art gallery, it was of utmost importance that the drainage not only works efficiently, but also looks aesthetically pleasing.

The combination of Recyfix Slotted Channel and Recyfix Standard with various gratings proved to be clearly suitable for this project, both from an aesthetic and a functional point of view.

The Butler Gallery Recyfix slotted drainage channel

Professional Drainage Support

One of the biggest advantages for the client was that the Galco was a one-stop-shop for all drainage required on the project. Apart from drainage design, detailed technical support, and prompt and efficient service, we ensured close cooperation with the product manufacturer – Hauraton.

As a result, all products were exactly what was needed for each individual application. On top of that, clients could check the drainage solution in action as a similar combination was used for the brewery project, located directly opposite the Art Gallery.

The Butler Gallery Recyfix Pro drainage

Installed products:

The Butler Gallery Recyfix Standard drainage channel

Project Details:

Client: Kilkenny County Council

Civil & Structural Engineers: O`Connor Sutton Cronin

M&E Engineers: Noel Lawlor Consulting Engineers

Quantity Surveyors: Brendan Merry and Partners

Landscape Architects: Stephen Diamond Associates

Contractors: Mythen Construction

The Butler Gallery paverslot drainage channel

Project Awards:

  • 2021 Architecture MasterProize – Winner – Restoration&Renovation
  • 2021 The Plan Awards (Italy) – Finalist
  • 2021 RIAI Awards – Highly Commended – Culture Public
  • 2021 Mies van der Rohe Awards – Nominated