GPO Witness History Interpretive Centre by Stephen Moylan

This is a culturally significant project in one of Dublin's most iconic buildings on the city’s main thoroughfare, O’Connell Street. It was opened to the public last year for the 2016 centenary of the 1916 Rising. 

The high profile project involved the construction of a new exhibition centre within the restored courtyard of the GPO. The public engagement with the iconic GPO has been hugely enhanced with the opening of the new interpretive centre. We are proud to have been involved in this significant project.

Dublin city landmark building by Stephen Moylan

Richmond Building Close-up

We are delighted to have led a project to transform The Richmond Education and Event Centre on North Brunswick Street, Dublin for the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The 3,300 square metre building was once an abandoned hospital, but will now be a state-of-the-art educational and event centre specifically for the INMO’s 40,000 members. 

Richmond Building

This is particularly exciting because the building has always been an important landmark in Dublin city, as well as a protected structure. This wonderful re-imagination restores it to its former glory. We were part of a big team from client to craftsmen, utilising the very best in creative talent.

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New Doyle Shipping Group building completed by Stephen Moylan

We recently completed a circa 1,300 square metre building for Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) in Dublin Port.  This project represents an adaptive re-use of an existing 1970s concrete-frame five-storey office building.  The robust design successfully reflects the prominence of this free-standing building while adding a contemporary addition to a fast-developing part of Dublin city.

The brief was to upgrade the existing structure to facilitate office and quayside staff for DSG Dublin Port operations. The works included a full building fabric strip-out, a full mechanical and electrical services upgrade, an internal office fit-out with associated canteen facilities and a performance-led building facade upgrade.

The strongly expressed aluminium shading fins to the southern elevation provide visual articulation to the south facade and solar protection within the building.


The Richmond Education and Event Centre by Stephen Moylan

The INMO Project Team at the steps of the former Richmond Hospital.  In the front row is Elizabeth Adams, Director of the new Centre, with, on left, Liam Doran of the INMO, and Kavanagh Tuite’s Liam Tuite and Damien McMahon. We are nearly ready for handover of the project which will transform the once abandoned Hospital building to a state of the art education and event centre for the INMO’s forty thousand members. The building is an important landmark and a protected structure and has been wonderfully restored and reimagined.

INMO Project Team

GPO Witness History wins Civic Trust Award 2017 by Fergal Ryan

GPO WITNESS HISTORY is Awarded at the 2017 Civic Trust Awards.

The 58th Annual Civic Trust Awards Ceremony was held on Friday 10 March at the Guildhall Winchester.


From 247 applications, 45 national and international projects were rewarded with a Civic Trust Award or Commendation, which included 5 Special Awards.

GPO Witness History was one of only four international awards presented on the night. There were some truly exceptional schemes in the final round, and after much debate, the National Panel gave 5 Special Awards, 19 Civic Trust Awards and 26 Commendations. In addition, one award was made from the conservation projects by the Civic Trust Awards Conservation Panel.

The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment.

As the longest standing, independent built environment awards scheme in Europe, during the last 57 years, more than 6,500 projects have been rewarded and the scheme has continued in its objective to recognise significant projects that have made a positive contribution to the local communities they serve.

You can read about the winners here! 

Civic Trust Award Event 2017