This car park is 147m long, and it is formed almost entirely by use of exposed precast concrete. Its 4 stories are connected by 6 internal stair cores and 2 external ramp bodies. The skeleton structure supports free floor, spans up to 16m. Key design and detailing features include:

  • Erection sequence and stability check of members in the temporary condition.
  • Durability control of exposed surfaces, including those of an earth-retaining wall.
  • Heavily reinforced beam-to-column connections.

In addition to the speed of construction, the extent of precast allowed for ready access and void protection during erection. The quality of precast internal surfaces of stair walls allowed a sleek finish without plastering. Exposed precast required minimum post-installation treatment, and its as it is appearance stood tall architecturally.

Project Address:Raheen Business Park, Limerick

Location: Munster

Sector: Commercial

Products Used:

Twin Wall

Solid Wall



Lattice Flooring


Contractor: John Paul Construction

Architect: Henry J Lyons

Engineer: Punch Consulting Engineers

Onsite Duration: 16 weeks

This project comprised of the construction of a new six storey Student Hub Building within the university campus. The building is used to provide student and administrative services and flexible learning spaces. The works involved demolitions, alterations and extensions to the existing Windle Building, the removal of some existing car parking spaces and new hard and soft landscaping.

Project Address: University College Cork, College Road, Cork

Location: Munster

Sector: Education

Products Used:

Ready-Mixed Concrete

Bulk Aggregates 

Concrete Blocks 

Contractor: JJ Rhatigan Building Contractors

Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Consulting Engineers: Horgan Lynch 

Client: University College Cork

Year of Completion: 2020

Photo credit: MichaelConlonPhotography.com

Development of student accommodation, mixed use office and retail over a single storey basement on the Brewery Quarter site in Cork City. 

Project Address: South Main Street, Brewery Quarter, Cork

Location: Munster 

Sector: Education

Products Used:

KPRO Masonry Coloured Mortar

KPRO M4 Masonry Mortar

Ready-mixed Concrete

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker

Contractor: BAM Contractors

Structural Engineer: MMOS Engineers

Client: BAM Property/ GSA

Year of Completion: 2020

Kilsaran Products Featured:

  •  Readymix Concrete

Kilsaran were delighted to win a Concrete Society Award for the Perrott’s Inch Bridge project on the University College Cork campus at the Annual Irish Concrete Society Awards.

25 projects were entered into this year’s main awards with strong entries in all three categories for infrastructure, building and elemental. The Perrott’s Inch Bridge project won the overall winner award on the night, as well as winning the elemental category.

This modern day sculpture designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey highlights the plasticity of Kilsaran concrete to create elegant forms in the differing conditions at each side of the bridge.

This project is an integral component of the University Environmental Development Plan and a delightful addition to the banks of the Lee, facilitating pedestrian connectivity across the river within the #UCC campus.


A meticulously detailed larch and jatoba timber bridging structure spans the 27 meter river bed resting lightly on two special finish concrete abutments.

These concrete abutments are modelled to provide steps, ramps, walls and seats. Applied finishing techniques- sandblasting, grinding, polishing and trowelling- bring special finishes to this everyday material. 
– O’Donnell + Tuomey

Sector  Public

Engineer Horganlynch

Architect  O’Donnell + Tuomey

Contractor L & M Keating

Date 2018


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Structural Engineer             O’Connor Sutton Cronin

Landscape Consultant        Mitchell & Associates

Main Contractor                  JJ Rhatigan & Company


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