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Princes Street Reimagined
11. 6. 2021
For the past year Meitheal Architects has collectively worked with Cork City Council and Princes Street traders to evolve our connection to our streets, and to reimagine what our city can look like. This weekend, as we sit down once again to break bread, the “Eat on the Street” initiative now proudly exists as a beacon which demonstrates how our cities can be creatively repurposed and reutilised when we come together with singular purpose and ambition. For more, visit; https://princesstreet.ie/
Oranmore Primary Care Centre
28. 4. 2021
Planning permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanála for the construction of a new Primary Care Centre in Oranmore Co. Galway. The 5,000+ sqm health centre will house the Oranmore Primary Care team, providing medical care to the local community; public health, community nursing, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, x-ray services, counselling and more. We look forward to bringing this project to its next stages, adding it to our significant portfolio of active Primary Care Centre work.
Daly’s Hill Planning Announcement
23. 4. 2021
Meitheal Architects are very pleased to announce that An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the significant mixed-use development at Daly's Hill in Kilkenny City. The project will consist of 266 residential units, 126 bed nursing home, 4,000m² of office accommodation, creche, retail units, a new bridge over the River Breagagh, and a new City Park.
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Railway Gardens, Cork City
“Meitheal were an outstanding partner on this build. Luke and his team worked with us to ensure our briefs were fully met, both on time and financially, and calmly overcame any build issues that cropped up. The hotel operated as normal during the build which demonstrated their understanding of how our business works and our important operational needs.”
Graham Fitzgerald, General Manager,
“The team at Meitheal went above and beyond throughout the project with such willingness and professionalism, and for that and everything else, we are truly grateful.”
Aileen O'Neill, CEO,
“Meitheal have undertaken various projects for me personally, and for partners in the practice. We find Meitheal to be an exceptional professional service provider, always bringing creative design skill and a professional approach to executing and administering contracts and contractors. We continue to engage with them and are happy to recommend them.”
Cian Beecher, Partner,
“The planning of a new community of 300 homes and community services was a large challenge. We faced many competing agendas – the local community, the local authority, the delivery of LIHAF infrastructure, archaeology and heritage issues. The housing team at Meitheal took charge of the process, established clear milestones and targets and secured an excellent planning approval. Clear communication is a strength of theirs and the fact that all stakeholders were engaged with and we avoided an appeal to An Bord Pleanala is to the Architect’s credit.”
“Our finished medical centre is flooded with natural light, creating a wonderful ambience for patients and staff alike. Pat used the available space to great effect, with many wonderful subtle design features, which ensures the building works for patients and staff.”
Dr. Diarmuid Quinlan,
“It’s a long-standing relationship - people who get it for the long term, people who are at the other end of the phone, who you’ve built a relationship out of trust. That to me, is key to what’s required, and it comes in spades with the guys in Meitheal - That’s my experience.”
“Luke Hickson is one of the best and most talented designers that I have met. I greatly enjoy working with him and I know that he will bring the passion and flair that he demonstrated with me to his future projects and endeavours.”
“We have over 600 stores nationwide, no two alike. Each site and brief brings its own challenges, opportunities, complexities and personalities. Our experience of Patrick and his team is that they bring skillful design solutions and implement them cleverly, cognisant of each project’s unique circumstances. In retail every hour is precious. Meitheal’s turnaround of information and response times are exceptional, and it is apparent that they resource a diverse in-house skill base. Colleagues in our strategic planning department speak highly of Meitheal’s inputs on complex planning and legal questions.”
Joseph LeBlanc, Regional Development Manager,
“Design has always been a big thing for me — I know what I like. Luke Hickson and Pat O Toole of Meitheal have been absolutely brilliant, they really get what I want.”