Meitheal Staff Promotions
8. 1. 2020
Meitheal Architects are very pleased to announce the promotion of six key staff to Associate level within the practice. Peter Byrne, Joe Coffey, Catriona Hickey, Donal Murphy, Gerry O’Sullivan, and Paul Sidey have been a key part of Meitheal’s growth and professional service ethos, and these appointments consolidate the company’s expertise in the residential, healthcare, hospitality and commercial sectors.
Windsor Hotel ‘micro-sleeper’ for Cork City.
17. 12. 2019
Work has begun on site at the Windsor Hotel on MacCurtain Street creating a new ‘micro-sleeper’ hotel for Cork City. Meitheal Architects worked closely with our clients and Fáilte Ireland to develop a new Welcome Standard for a modern sleeper room – a small, comfortable and modern room reflecting the needs and aspirations of the modern traveller. The hotel is aimed at tourists who are travelling light and are wanting to stay somewhere central.
Railway Gardens, Cork City
4. 12. 2019
We are proud to announce that our Strategic Housing Development submission for the 118 apartment 'Railway Gardens' scheme has been approved by An Bord Pleanála. This is one of the first Build to Rent schemes in Cork to be approved, setting a precedent as An Bord Pleanála underline national policies in relation to promoting sustainable, dense, connected communities and neighbourhoods in appropriate key urban locations. This permission builds on our recent and ongoing PRS experience and we look forward to our housing and place-making team bringing their expertise to the rest of our growing PRS portfolio.
Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim
21. 11. 2019
Meitheal have submitted a planning permission application for the construction of a residential development consisting of 37 no. homes in Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. The residential development completes Phase 1 of a larger masterplan for the area. The masterplan comprises of the residential proposals, a regional employment hub, medical facility, and various civic amenities to resolve the existing unfinished development. We are very pleased to be working closely with the Leitrim County Council to deliver this scheme.
Cork Architectural Association Exhibition 2019
20. 11. 2019
Our recently completed Toor House, Waterville Co. Kerry is featuring in this year's Cork Architectural Association's Annual Exhibition, 'Experience. Unravelled'. The exhibition will run until Nov 29th in the foyer of the Cork City Civic Offices on Anglesea Street. The opening night is Friday 8th November. See more here
Oranmore Primary Care Centre
19. 11. 2019
Meitheal Architects have applied for planning permission for the development of a Primary Care Centre in Oranmore, Co. Galway. The centre is an important development for the region, providing essential healthcare facilities to a local community. The Care Centre will provide key health services such as child health, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, thus reducing the requirement for the catchment population to travel to Galway City. The Centre will also include a GP suite, public pharmacy, specialist nursing such as midwifery and dieticians, an ambulance deployment point, as well as over 150 car parking spaces.
Irish Building and Design Awards 2019
25. 10. 2019
Our work at Dingle Skellig Hotel has been selected as a finalist in the Irish Building and Design Awards 2019 in the category: Tourism and Leisure Project of the Year.
Many congratulations to our hardworking team, our great client team, and all involved in this fantastic project.
St. Patrick’s Bridge Wins Judges Choice Awards
19. 10. 2019
The newly restored St Patrick’s Bridge has won the major award at Cork’s Best Building Awards 2019. Collaborating with conservation architects, JCA Architects and Kevin Cleary, Meitheal Architects worked for over 2 years on the project for Cork City Council.
SHD Planning Success
17. 10. 2019
We are delighted to announce the approval of the SHD application for Cairn Homes, Castletreasure development in Douglas, Cork. Castletreasure comprises of a school, creche, parkland, cycle network and 472 new homes. This was Cork’s largest SHD application under review by An Bord Pleanála.
Architecture and Building Expo 2019
7. 10. 2019
Our work on the major extension and re-development of the Dingle Skellig Hotel was one of the shortlisted finalists for the Interior Architecture & Design Awards at the Architecture Expo 2019.
nZEB Qualifications at Meitheal
4. 10. 2019
Congratulations to our team members Peter Byrne & Joe Coffey who were awarded Postgraduate Diplomas in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) from Technological University Dublin. NZEB or Nearly Zero Energy Building is the energy performance standard required under the European Union Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD). It will require a culture change at all levels in the building industry, from how we procure, design, construct, use and maintain a building over its life cycle.
Cork ARC Cancer Support House
2. 9. 2019
Exciting times ahead for our fantastic clients at Cork ARC Cancer Support, as they move into their new house to prepare for opening. Sarsfield House offers more much-needed space, privacy and potential for Cork ARC — it will be a benchmark centre of excellence for the provision of non-clinical cancer support in Ireland. We wish them all the best in their new home here in Cork. Read more here