Kesel Commercial / Industrial Projects

'KESEL Construction have completed a number of commercial contracts in the following sectors retail, leisure, education, hospitality, office and industrial. We list below a select list of completed projects'

Arrabawn Co-Operative Facility,

Athenry, Galway

Construct a new co-op store building; ancillary storage building; weighbridge; surface parking and yard areas; vehicular entrance road from the Monivea road; connection to water supply, telecoms, electrical and public sewer infrastructure; together with all associated landscaping, signage, site works and services.

Store building had a total gross floor space of 2,415 square metres. Building was steel portal frame and cladding with different finishes of architectural micro-rib panelling, trapezoidal panelling, corrugated panelling, and render finished cladding. Local stonework finish to external portions of the building. Specification of construction included coloured concrete powerfloated slab, first floor area with hollowcore flooring, meachanical and electrical installation, automated door systems, joinery fit-out and decorations.

Site works including the construction of 17,500 square metres (approx. 4.3 acres) of concrete roadway, carparking and storage yard. Yard was constructed in sections to achieve required gradients and required specification for high loadings. Weighbridge was constructed within the concrete yard and attenuation requirements were met with the construction of underground storage area beneath the car park with blockwork walls and hollowcore roof slab. Siteworks included palisade fencing and kerbing to perimeter of site, lighting standards to roadway and yard, concrete footpaths, landscaping, stonework wall at entrance and services inc. gas, water, electrical, telecoms, surface and foul drainage. Sitework services were extending along public road to connect to public infrastructure.



Arrabawn Milk Processing Plant, Kilconnell, Co.Galway

The project entailed the construction of an extension to Arrabawn’s liquid milk processing facility located in Kilconnell, Co. Galway. The extension was required to accommodate additional finished product storage, finished product dispatch, packaging storage and intake and milk trolley reception and washing. The building was of steel frame construction on piled foundations, with clean wall and ceiling construction and external cladding roof.


The works took place in an operational dairy site in which production/operation continued for the duration of the construction works. Detailed planning and co-ordination with the client and the design team was required to ensure that the safe and efficient operation of the facility was maintained. All process installation works were carried out under a separate contract but close co-ordination of the works were required to facilitate the installation.


Passenger Terminal One Building,

Dublin Port

Improvement works to Passenger Terminal One Building at Dublin Port.  Works included reconfiguration of the baggage check-in area in the Departures Gate and passport control facilities in the Arrival Hall. This included new glazed screens, automated doors, demolitions and construction of walls and rooms. The WC facilities in the terminal required a complete overhaul to bring the facilities to a higher standard with all new sanitary appliances, vanity units and cubicles.


All works were undertaken in a live 24/7 environment, in secure areas and required minimal disruption to travellers and workers. Up to 1 million passengers use this Terminal every year.



Remedial repair works to the Port Operations Centre, Breakwater Rd South, Dublin Port

The Port Operations Centre is a standalone three storey building of modular steel frame construction. The property accommodates the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) for the entirety of Dublin Port as well as office and ancillary staff welfare accommodation throughout the three floor levels.


The proposed works comprise of the refurbishment of the property from ground floor to third floor level, including remedial works and reconfiguration to mechanical and electrical services, remedial works to ceilings and walls, replacement of floor finishes, the overhaul of windows, remedial works to roofing to prevent the egress of water and redecoration throughout.


Due to the nature of the VTS, the building is in use and occupied on a 24 hour a day, seven day a week, 365 day a year basis. The Security Control/Land Operations Room and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) could not be impeded or compromised at any time during the contract and the constant occupation of the building had to be incorporated within the tight contract programme.



Halo Nightclub, Abbeygate Street, Galway

This project consisted of a complete refurbishment of an existing 24,000 Sq. Ft. Nightclub. During the course of this refurbishment there was constant liaison with Galway City Council in relation to existing medieval feature walls and other significant archaelogical & heritage structures. Works included removal of all existing finishes & fixtures & installation of new lighting & sound systems and complete new fit out of bar, toilet & communal areas.

Central Park Nightclub,

Abbeygate Street, Galway

This project required the removal of all existing finishes from existing nightclub, installation of new mezzanine smoking bar and new fit out. The project had a very high specification for finishes and services. The project also posed considerable obstacles which had to be overcome in the restricted programme period. These included narrow alley access to site, on site fabrication due to limited access, noise restrictions due to adjoining business trading, part of existing club remained trading during construction.

Sirius Office Centre, North Point,

Tuam Road, Galway.

Complete Design & Build including fit out of serviced office centre including meeting rooms, canteen, reception and toilet areas. As the offices were leased to numerous customers there was a requirement to enable the owners to have individual metering of power and a secure data cabling system for each client. The specification of finishes were of a high standard with air conditioning, energy efficient lighting, data cabling and communal areas adapted to meet numerous client requirements. We were responsible for the complete works from shell only unit to fully serviced office units including installation of all fixtures and fittings.

Dylans Restaurant

Abbeygate Street, Galway

This project consisted of the removal of existing roof structure and all internal floors, façade retention and reinstatement of new floors and roof. The works were challenging in that the project presented many restrictions and obstacles which had to be managed correctly and the existing building fabric was of high archaelogical & heritage significance. Structural works included mini piling foundations, retention of existing façade and structure, integration of new structures with existing fabric. Due to the city centre location the finishes had to replicate the building prior to the works, ie natural roof slates, re-pointing stone, timber sash windows. The project also included a complete fit out of seating and kitchen areas.

Townhouse Restaurant, Galway

This project required the complete removal of all finishes from existing public house, installation of new kitchen equipment and complete new fit out. The project had a very detailed finishes requirement. The restaurant is located on the 1st and 2nd floor with the ground floor remaining as a public house which was also completely refurbished. There was restricted access to the project due to the city centre location which is restricted for pedestrians. There were also business’ trading adjacent to the project and disturbances to there trade had to be obviously kept to a minimum. The project required an array of unusual fittings and fixtures which had to be sourced from numerous different suppliers.

Attesting to our commitment to sustainability our new Head Office is the epitome of green construction. From our own

in-house design stage through to construction we integrated the use of recycled & sustainable building materials throughout the office construction.


Office comprises of 4 number recycled shipping containers stacked within a warehouse. Containers were insulated and finished internally to high standard with the use of recycled & sustainable building materials where possible, i.e. use of sustainable timber as a wall finish as opposed to plastering, and recycled carpet. Highlights of project are staircase made from recycled pallets, use of recycled railway sleepers for desks, uncommon internal finishes such as OSB board, recycled corrugated sheeting and recycled slate.


The finished project has many superlatives many which our team at Kesel strive for and our proud of; quality, sustainability, service and productivity


Office Fit-Out, Claregalway, Co. Galway

Project consisted of the construction of two administration buildings, one in Claregalway and one in Milltown. Each building consisted of an open plan room for plant machinery, a bathroom and a store room. External works included the construction of concrete slabs for machinery, and the laying of kerbing for footpaths and driveway. The Claregalway site also included a cattle grid and pit at the main entrance, Boundary wall to front of the site, and a weighbridge outside the building.

Claregalway & Milltown WWTP Administration Buildings

Completion of external and internal remedial works and refurbishment of the property.

Works included: Remedial works to the mechanical and electrical services; Replacement of sanitary appliances; Replacement of floor surfaces throughout; Decoration throughout; Overhaul of windows to leave operational and weathertight; Remedial works to the floor substructure &Remedial works to localised fire stopping.


Works were completed in a live operational terminal and was required to be completed in a tight timeframe with minimal disruption.



P&O Passenger Terminal, Dublin Port

Construction of new entrance to SMA House. New entrance required as it did not meet Department regulations. Kesel constructed new entrance including concrete steps and access ramps and footpaths complete with handrail protection and installation of new exterior site lighting to meet Department of Environment, Community & Local Governments TGD Part M.


SMA House, Claregalway, Co. Galway

Bella Baby Retail Unit,

Oranmore, Co. Galway

Complete fit out retail unit from shell only building including installation of display units, finishes, toilet facilities, electrical installation including display lighting. The project is located within a new retail development in Oranmore village

Rathrippin, Co. Sligo

This project consisted of the construction of 90,000 sq. m. of warehouse in an industrial estate. Works included foundations, steel erection and steel cladding works. Site development works incl. all drainage and services.

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