• Client: The Quinn Partnership
  • Architect: HKR Architects
  • Quantity Surveyor: Keenan Quantity Surveyors
  • Duration: April 2008 - October 2009
  • Contract value: €9M
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A mixed use development consisting of 19000m² gross floor space. The project involved:

  • The demolition of large existing shop and warehousing of 2000m² on an inner city site, incorporating some specialist asbestos removal
  • The refurbishment of an existing protected structure into 3 floors of office space
  • The construction of a large retail department store with joining offices and storage, riverfront restaurant and 21 apartments over three floors with 2 landscaped courtyard areas, together with a double basement car park in close proximity to a river.
  • The fit out and refurbishment of the bar on the site called Kennedy’s bar. The bar is themed on the style of a one hundred year old bar. The front façade of the building, roof, chimney caps, window coins were repaired and made good to retain the original protected works.

Castlewood development was built on an archaeologically sensitive site. The old Sligo city wall was predicted to be buried under the existing ground. As we were excavating a double height basement this was a perfect opportunity for the Archaeologists to explore this site.

This site was located on a main road in close proximity to a river and surounded by neighbouring occupied buildings of residential, restaurants, bars, all who continued to trade during construction.