Appointment of Project Managers for Cathedral Restoration

Letter on St Mel's Cathedral from Bishop Colm
to the priests and people of Ardagh and Clonmacnois

This week saw the appointment of the Project Managers to co-ordinate all groups involved in the restoration of the cathedral over the next few years. They are Dublin-based group Interactive Project Managers led by architect Joan O’Connor, along with fellow director Niall Meagher and Eileen Dolan. They have previously worked as Project Managers on public building projects such as Cork Courthouse, the Millennium Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland, and the Assay Office in the heart of Dublin Castle.

They define their general philosophy as they approach projects as follows:

“Our objective, as Project Managers, is to facilitate the interaction between the client, the planning authority, the architect, the design team and the contractor in a constructive, open and collaborative manner so that the project objectives are clearly established and the building achieves these objectives within agreed considerations of quality, cost and time.

We believe in defining clear roles and responsibilities for all project team members: we do not supplant the role of any team member but support them in the discharge of their duties by establishing, at an early stage, a common language and standard operating procedures.”

For further details of their staff profiles and projects completed consult their website www.ipml.ie