GPO Witness History Visitor Centre

The GPO Museum is a permanent visitor attraction located within the historic GPO (General Post Office) building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. The experience is one of the newest Dublin Museums and it is one of the top attractions to explore. GPO Witness History has won numerous awards including the Micheletti Award at the European Museum Academy Awards (2017) and Best Cultural Experience at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards - over 100,000 people (2017). This listed building was to house a museum which would tell the history through the years. Designed by Kavanagh Tuite Architect and delivered by main contractors PJ Hegarty, Spanwall RF50-FR panels were produced with a reduced 10mm shadow gap rather than the standard 20mm from J57S UP and then bronze anodised to complement the cleaned and repaired Eastern Courtyard brick façade which incorporated the very old with the modern to create a seamless visual impression for the visitors. The Spanwall RF50-FR panels were installed by Lynch Roofing Systems (Ballaghaderreen) Ltd




O’Connell Street, Dublin


An Post/Kavanagh Tuite


Lynch Roofing

Project Description

The construction of an exhibition centre fitted into the existing protected structure. Spanwall were tasked with providing RF50 Rainscreen system in Bronze.

Company Role

With a new exhibition centre to be constructed at the existing GPO, Spanwall produced rainscreen panels, capping, window jambs and soffits, all to the specification of the RF50 system.

Special requirements were to have sharp radius edges  on the face of the panel and also a 10mm joint between panels rather than the usual 20mm.

Equipment Used