Award nomination by Stephen Moylan


We are delighted to have been nominated in the Irish Construction Excellence Awards with Kilcawley Construction for our work on the Doyle Shipping Group building.

The new, landmark building is the adaptive re-use of an existing 1970s concrete frame 5-storey office building for Doyle Shipping Group. This project is located in Dublin Port in the North Docks.

The brief was to upgrade the existing structure to facilitate both stevedores working on the docks and adminisrative staff for DSG's Dublin operation. The works included a full building fabric strip out, full mechanical and electrical services upgrade, an internal office fit-out with associated canteen facilities and a performance led building facade upgrade.

The aluminium shading fins to the southern elevation provide visual articulation to the south facade and solar protection within the building. The robust design successfully reflects the industrial context while adding a contemporary addition to a developing and changing part of Dublin.

The gala event for the #ICEAwards will take place in the Round Room at the Mansion House on Friday, 23rd March.

New South Gates facility opens at Dublin Airport by Stephen Moylan


Kavanagh Tuite successfully teamed up with Arup to support daa to deliver the new South Gates facility within Dublin Airport. The South Gates were constructed airside on a live airport campus where the challenges of security and safety added to the project complexity.

This €22 million boarding gate area was officially opened on 11th December, 2017.  Located south of Terminal 2, work on the new area started early in 2017 on a fast track programme.  This facility will service nine aircraft stands on the South Apron providing a comfortable waiting area from which passengers will be able to walk directly to the aircraft for boarding.  The new South Gates area, which will be used mainly by Aer Lingus for flights to the UK and continental Europe, has five boarding gates serving nine aircraft parking stands.

The South Gates boarding area is part of a €100 million plus investment programme at Dublin Airport this year, as improvements are made to existing passenger and airfield areas and new facilities are delivered.

The facility comprises a single storey structure of lightweight modular construction to meet the demands of the rapid construction programme. The 2,200 square metre facility was built offsite in 80 modules and then transported to Dublin Airport for final assembly. The gates have been designed to accommodate departing flights in the busy early morning period and arriving flights in the evening.

The new facility can also be segregated so that departing and arriving passengers can be processed at the same time. Shuttle buses will transport passengers to and from the new boarding gates. The new building can accommodate almost 1,000 passengers and includes a café, toilets, baby changing facilities and a workstation area with plugs and charging points.

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KPMG Property Industry Excellence Awards by Stephen Moylan


We were in good company last night at the KPMG Careers Ireland Property Excellence Awards at The Convention Centre Dublin.

We shared a table with people from Kilcawley Construction and Proteus Consulting Engineers, companies that were central to the delivery of Doyle Shipping Group's new office in Dublin Port. For our work on this project, we were shortlisted for the Excellence in Planning category.

This award was deservedly won by Cairn Homes for their work at Marianella Rathgar. Well done to them for their great work! #PropertyIndustryExcellenceAwards