New Office Fit-Out for P.S.S.C. at Department of Defence Offices

Refurbishment and fit-out of offices in phased sequence at Department of Defence including Fire Upgrade Works to Attic and Stair cores for the Office of Public Works (OPW).


Áras an tSáile is a government building where both the Department of Defence and Department of Agriculture have offices. It is located on Lakeshore Drive, Renmore, Galway.


The purpose of the works was to refurbish the top floor of the building, creating an impressive office workplace whilst undertaking fire upgrade works.


The works took place in an operational government office which continued to operate for the duration of the construction works. Detailed planning and coordination with the client was required to ensure that the safe and efficient operation of the office was maintained.

Phasing of the works was a critical element of the contract as capacity and timeframe for moving workers during the construction period was limited. The timeframe for the phasing period and construction period could not be altered as clients own IT and office team were booked in to provide the switch over for the systems once refurbishment works were complete.


The works in summary comprised of Demolition of existing finishes, ceilings and internal walls; Airtightness installation to the works area; Insulation to attic space; New ceilings complete with floating suspended canopies; New internal stud partition walls; New internal fire rated timber framed glazed partitions; New internal fire rated doors; New floor finishes; New furniture and desks; Fire upgrade works and M&E installations.



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

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.

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.



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.

Dignity Facilities at St Monica’s Ward, University Hospital Galway

Construction of new dignity facility rooms in existing maternity ward at University Hospital Galway for Saolta University Health Care Group. University Hospital Galway is the main acute hospital in Galway. It is located at Newcastle Rd, Galway.


The works took place in an operational acute hospital which continued to operate for the duration of the construction works. Detailed planning and coordination with the client was required to ensure that the safe and efficient operation of the hospital was maintained on a 24 hour basis.


'Seomra Ciúin' was the first in-patient bereavement room to be opened in the country.


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.



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

Complete renovation of the CIC room within an existing operational dental clinic. The project involved removal of existing fixtures and fittings and the supply and fitting of new trespa cabinetry including doors, counter top, splashbacks and hygienic stand. Electrical and mechanical installation to necessary medical standards. It was required to erect temporary dust screening for the duration of the works to protect operational areas of the building. There was also a strict programme time on the project.

CIC Room Crescent Endodontics, Salthill, Galway

Kesel Construction, Hanley Buildings, Claregalway. Co. Galway. Phone: 00353 91 395724 :: email:

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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


Designed by:  Bullet Design