IAC undertook archaeological and architectural assessment as part of an EIA for a mixed used development at Charlemont Street, Dublin 2. No recorded archaeological sites were located within the area of proposed development however it was determined that there was potential for previously unidentified archaeological deposits or features to survive beneath the current ground level.
IAC also carried out monitoring of ground disturbances and site investigations. Post medieval deposits were identified which clearly relate to the terraced houses on the first edition OS map (1839) and later mapping. No features or artefacts were identified during the course of monitoring that relate to activity that predates the post medieval period.
While there were no protected structures located within the proposed development area one structure of architectural and cultural heritage merit was identified. It was recommended that the ffrench-Mullen House, an apartment block designed by eminent Irish architect Michael Scott during the 1950s be subject recorded prior to demolition, by means of photography and written description, with particular emphasis on surviving original features internally and externally.