Private-sector commercial clients are experienced and exacting. They operate in an environment of tough competition where attention to good planning permissions, tight deadlines, value for money, functional and environmental performance, and elegance all have a vital part. We work closely with planning colleagues who share the goal of maximising the development potential of our clients' sites in accordance with their brief.

Offices and Showrooms

The commercial fit-out is usually tailor-made for a client with precise requirements. The project frequently comes at the end of a long building process, with a need for rapid responses and with tight deadlines. Cost management must be transparent where the entire project is visible. Company headquarters, car showrooms, and general interiors have been an important ingredient of the practice's work profile since our inception.


Twenty years ago, we co-ordinated 100 tenants in on-time delivery of the first major shopping centre in Ireland - Blanchardstown Town Centre for Green Property.

This successful management led us to providing services to a number of household name clients: Avoca, Benetton, FIAT, Jean Scene, NEXT and River Island. We work alongside client shopfitting departments, particularly on fit-out projects, where we often provide localisation and statutory consent compliance services. These include fire safety, planning permission, disability access certification, and inspection and certification on site.


Our work with industrial clients started 20 years ago with localisation services for a major pharmaceutical project on behalf of Nordisk Gentofte AB in Ringaskiddy. Since then we have undertaken works for Irish, Swiss and Scandinavian clients in Dublin and elsewhere.

The premises illustrated were designed on behalf of a developer client for whom we have undertaken a number of projects and where elegance, practicality and value combined in a pleasing ensemble. Industrial work can involve the delivery of exacting specifications for tolerances, finishes and environmental performance and we understand the importance of working closely with our clients to deliver the correct brief.

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