The Millennium Wing, in the National Gallery of Ireland, was completed in 2002. The project originally proposed demolishing the adjoining Georgian Townhouse. Thankfully, An Bord Pleanála insisted that the Georgian Townhouse should be preserved. Before the contractor could undertake the newbuild works, it was deemed necessary to strengthen the 200 year old masonry. SCB Services proposed using a stainless steel helical bar. This system was specifically designed for repairing masonry structures and is hidden within the bed joints, so as not to detract from the original appearance. Over 3,000 meters of helical bar were installed in the National Gallery. The beautiful new fair faced concrete structure was built, incorporating the old Georgian Town House.