Irish Ambassador’s Residence

The four-storey mansion was renovated and expanded to 24,000ft² during a 15-month construction process completed in 2010.

The original heritage house was structurally upgraded to current seismic standards and two new wings were added, including a dining room, living room, and an upstairs suite with bathroom for the privacy of the ambassador and his wife. Working around and within a heritage building can present many obstacles and issues; however, Lundy worked closely with the Owner, Consultants, and Subtrades to ensure that the building’s heritage status was successfully maintained.

Contract    Stipulated price

Contract    $7,428,449


Contract Start   August 2008

 Completion    February 2010

Constructability Issues

  • The Residence is a heritage building; Lundy maintained strong communication with the relevant Heritage bodies throughout the construction process, ensuring that all parties, including the Owner and Consultant, were kept up-to-date on progress. Lundy also consulted the Subtrades throughout the process to ensure that all Heritage requirements were being met and to identify innovative ways to meet these standards.

Project Team

Sean Montgomery
Project Manager

Darren Burke
Site Supervisor

Lori Allen
Project Coordinator


Government of the Republic of Ireland
Paula Molloy (613) 233-6281


Nicholas Caragianis Architects
Susan Murray (613) 237-6801





John Cooke & Associates
John Cooke (613) 226-8718