CLONES CANAL STORES
- Client – Clones Development Society
- Contract Value – €400k
- Timeline – December 2012 – September 2015
The Canal Stores completed in the 1840’s were built at the same time as the canal to provide storage for goods transported along the network. The complex consists of a group of small industrial buildings, typical of the time. Built with stonewalls, slate roofs and metal sheeting. They now stand as a reminder of the industrial and commercial heritage of the canal.
The two-storey extension appended to the end of the previously restored block has a pitched roof and is entirely clad in zinc. The form and material responds to its industrial history and setting. The material gives it a crisp and contemporary feel. The vertical seams of the zinc have been placed to suit the window openings, resulting in unequal spacing. There are other gestures, including narrow double height windows that emphasise the separation where the old meets the new.