Heritage hotel is worthy winner

The largest hospitality project reportedly undertaken in Ireland has scooped a ‘Winner of Winners’ award sponsored by Geze UK.

Adare Manor, a neo Gothic ‘architectural masterpiece’ in County Limerick, took the top category at the AI Specification Awards 2019 for ReardonSmith Architects, Carrson International and Mooney Architectural. Local architect, Michael Healy, also worked on the project.

The five-star resort, which sits within an 840-acre estate, incorporates a new five-storey wing that sits alongside the original 19th century manor.

Its architectural ironmongery was more than just a finishing touch. Sun Valley Bronze hardware was specified by Carrson to mirror the “passion for quality craftsmanship” which was integral to the design standard.

Geze UK also provided more than 200 closers for the project – including the TS 2000 NV and TS 4000 E overhead closers and the Boxer integrated closer – all completed in a bronze finish to complement the other ironmongery fittings that were used.

Geze UK sales and marketing director Andy Howland said: “Adare Manor is a worthy winner. It is a scheme which incorporates several new buildings as well as extensions and renovations that have breathed new life into an historic edifice which in itself, would have presented many challenges.

“It was an added bonus to know that Geze played a part in its redevelopment with products from our range of closers which contributed to the quality finish that all those managing the project were keen to instil.”

Michael Rooney, technical manager of Mooney Architectural, said: “Every element of hardware was carefully chosen to ensure it met the project’s requirement for excellence. When deciding which door closers to use Geze was an obvious choice. Geze UK provided us with the quality product we knew they would but also went the extra mile to provide the special finishes we required.”