Leinster House Restoration and Conservation Works.

This restoration and conservation project at Historic Leinster House involves the renovation of mechanical, electrical and communication, together with new Lift installation; structural strengthening works; ‘Fire-protection’ systems upgrade; ‘Air-handling’ systems replacement; refurbishment of existing historic windows, shutters and other internal joinery; stone repairs internally and externally; stabilisation and repair of existing historic plaster ceilings; re-roofing works including asbestos slate removal, lead and copper work repair & renewal; a new ‘Plant-room’ at roof level; fitting of new W.C’s at various levels; new partitions, redecoration and all necessary finishing works.


Refurbishment and Alterations to Management House and Liguori House UCD Carysfort Campus, Dublin


This Project in the grounds of UCD Carysfort Campus, Blackrock involved the Alterations and internal reordering to two protected structures (2,300m2) for new teaching spaces and ancillary areas.
General Works:
This Alterations project, at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Blackrock, involves general
refurbishment and alterations to part of the Ground, First and Second Floors of Management House; and also the Ground and First Floors of Liguori House. The Works include demolition of part an existing single-storey extension and internal lift, together with selected internal partition walls, fittings, and services;
Construction of new external lift enclosure, internal stair flight and single story lobby /office extension; Internal refurbishment and alterations including minor structural upgrades, new partitions, sanitary provisions, upgrading of fire and acoustic linings, and associated services; associated minor external drainage alterations, site works and landscaping.

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PAREXEL International (Irl) Office Fit-Out, Kilmainham, Dublin 8


This project involved the fit-out of two floors, Levels 1 and 2 of the existing ‘Building 2’, within a large mixed use office development in Kilmainham Square, Dublin 8. The area to be fitted out is approximately 3,000 sq. m. The previous fit-out of these floors, which were occupied by Amazon, had been removed in a demolitions contract. ‘Building 2’ is an office building of 5 floors with a central atrium that shares a common basement car park with all 5 adjacent buildings within the larger development.
The scope of the fit-out works included:
New floor, wall and ceiling finishes
New fixed fittings
New kitchen
Adaptation and alteration of the existing HVAC and mechanical services.
New electrical installations including lighting, power distribution, data cabling (adaptation and alteration of the existing data cabling). Low voltage and extra low voltage installation including access control and security.
Installation of loose furniture/art this includes all workstations.

LEED “Gold” Status
Duggan Brothers (Contractors) are happy to announce that the Parexel Office fit-out, Kilmainham, Dublin has achieved LEED CI 2009 “Gold” status. Though the initial LEED pre-assessment indicated a “Silver” level of certification was most likely, the development of the LEED process over the duration of the project pushed the points above 60 to achieve a “Gold” certification level (63 points were awarded in total). This was great new for our Client PAREXEL International who commented on the effort made by PM Group, Duggan Brothers and the various sub-contractors involved who contributed to this achievement.

Leopardstown Racecourse A&D Wejchert Architects

Refurbishment and Fit-out of Leopardstown Racecourse Phase 2A

This Project consists of a refurbishment and internal fit-out, comprising of new facilities on level 1 & 2 of the main building, including replacement glazing, re-roofing and existing courtyard, asbestos removal and ancillary works. The main elements of the project include;

Asbestos removal
Demolitions and alterations
Internal solid blockwork walls and stud partitions
Structural steel frames for the lift-shaft
Steel supports for the possible courtyard’ furniture store
External glazed entrance facades, aluminium doors and frames, steel doors and frames
Floor, wall, and ceiling finishes
Provision of building services; namely drainage, water, supply-air, lighting, fire-alarm system, electrical power; together with associated builder’s work.
Replacement of three No.’ existing escalators.
Internal and external balustrading/ hand-rails.
Refurbishment of external patio garden to Fillies Bar.


Refurbishment of St. Mary’s Church, Kilkenny City

St Mary’s Hall, formerly St Mary’s Church, High Street, Kilkenny winner of the “Conservation Award for a Single Building or Development” in the Building and Architects Awards 2017, was founded in the thirteenth century as the parish church of the City. This Conservation project in a tight City Centre Site comprises the conservation and refurbishment of St Marys Hall and it re-use as a public facility / Museum building. This work includes – removal of concrete pointing externally and re-pointing in lime mortar, limited stone cleaning, repair (and replacement where necessary) of rain water goods, removal of slates and re-laying of new battons with selected replacement slates to match where necessary, structural repairs where required to tower, walls, roof, removal of glazing to existing windows to chancel and transepts, repair of opes and glazing and re-installation, timber treatment as required, stabilisation of ceiling and cornice, careful removal of gypsum plaster to internal walls and patching with lime mortar, painting and treatment of internal stone features. A new room to the rear, covering the area once occupied by the original chancel of the medieval church was also constructed

Trinity College, New Square Residences

Trinity College New Square Residences Conservation and Refurbishment Project.

Trinity College New Square Residences Conservation and Refurbishment Project.


The project involved conservation and refurbishment works of an existing protected building with restricted site access in a live campus in the grounds of Trinity College Dublin as a office and residential complex.

The works included new concrete floor to basement, fire proofing and insulating existing floors, demolitions, alterations, conservation and new intervention works including works to walls and partitions, works to stairs, windows, internal fire doors, floor wall and ceiling finishes, mechanical and electrical installations and new external ramps and steps.

Refurbishment of Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Refurbishment of Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Refurbishment of Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin 8


On the banks of The River Liffey in the heart of Viking Dublin, the Smock Alley

Theatre building is one of the most significant buildings in the European theatre history.

This 2,000m2 project involved the refurbishment of existing buildings (which are protected structures dating back to 1662) to install cultural and educational facilities including a theatre of approximately 240 seat capacity. The theatre works consist of the provision of new tiered seat­ing over dressing rooms, together with associated facilities and access provisions, and including mechanical and electrical support infrastructure.



Client: Smock Alley Theatre Ltd.,

Architect: O’Keefe Architects, Dublin

Civil / Structural Engineer: Fearon O’Neill Rooney Consulting Engineers, Dublin

Services Engineer: MacArdle McSweeney Associates, Dublin

Quantity Surveyor: Connolly Mescall, Dublin

Contract Duration: 6 Months

Contract Value: €2,000,000

Floor Area: 2,000m2

Proby House Residences Project

Proby House Residences Project, Carysfort Campus

Proby House Residences Project, “Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business”, Carysfort Campus, Blackrock, Co. Dublin


This contract involved the refurbishment of the existing “Grey House” and some alterations in the existing Novitiate building. The refurbishment works consisted of removing existing finishes some of which were repaired and re-used such as windows and doors, protecting existing finishes, replacing existing window and door heads, hacking off existing external render, refurbishment of existing fireplaces, timber treatment works, stonework refurbishment, repairing conservatory timbers, re-glazing and roof repairs.


Portumna Castle’ Courtyard Building Refurbishment Project

Portumna Castle Courtyard Building Refurbishment Project

Portumna Castle Courtyard Building Refurbishment Project


This Project involved preservation and restoration works to the Protected 18th.’ Century courtyard buildings in the grounds of Portumna Castle. External works to the existing building fabric included roofing works, external lime based rendering and repair of existing stonework, repairs of existing windows and provisions of new windows. Internal works included provision of hoist for disabled access and associated works, removal of walls and widening of opes, upgrading structures to fire standards, structural strengthening and repairs throughout, repairs to existing plasterwork and new plasterwork, new floors and repairs to existing, repairs to existing joinery and full decoration to a high standard, together with new mechanical and electrical installations. External works consist of landscaping, paving and drainage works.