A contractor is being sought for extensive works to the roof of St Colman’s College in Fermoy, where much of the old natural slate will be lifted and relaid, as well as works done to the chimneys of the protected structure.

The school is to remain open throughout the works, and it is anticipated that the project would begin in autumn this year and take 13 months to complete. Because of this, a ‘key component’ of the work is that a full temporary roofing system will need to be put in place to protect the school, which dates from 1858.

An architect's report notes that emergency repairs will be needed on the faces of external stone walls where cracks have appeared in the limestone, and repairs at the eaves and the old iron gutters. Repairs are also …

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