QMAC Appointed to Restore Enniskillen Workhouse Building
QMAC Construction Ltd has recently been appointed to carry out a £2m+ project to restore the Grade B2 Listed Enniskillen Workhouse building. Funding for the project is being provided from National Lottery Heritage Funding.
The existing building contains accommodation over two storeys with ancillary areas located within the constraints of a rear yard. The work will include the removal of unsympathetic additions/previous alterations, the construction of a new glazed lobby, a two-storey lift, a stair block within the rear yard, as well as the reconfiguration and refurbishment of the internal space to provide accommodation for an enterprise hub in partnership with South West College.
New facilities will comprise a reception, an enterprise hub with multiple workstations, heritage gathering spaces, heritage interpretative areas, breakout spaces, meeting spaces, circulation areas, external courtyards, toilet & kitchenette areas, plant space, and ancillary accommodation. On completion the internal floor area will be approximately 500sqm.
During the construction phase, South West College will deliver a Heritage Education and Skills programme. This initiative will provide an opportunity to train construction workers in Heritage skills. Apprentices will also complete an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Heritage Skills.