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SHORTLISTED FOR BUILDING AND ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2019
Aug 2nd 2019

We are thrilled to be shortlisted for Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2019. A huge thanks and congratulations to our hospitality team for all their effort and dedication!
Our work on Dingle Skellig Hotel has been selected in the category of Building Refurbishment for a Single Building or Development.

DINGLE SKELLIG HOTEL EXTENSION AND REFURBISHMENT COMPLETE
June 14th 2019

We are very proud to have worked on the major extension and re-development of the Dingle Skellig Hotel one of the finest hotels in Kerry.
Our goal has been the pursuit of excellence in the development and refurbishment of specific hospitality projects, delivering quality through a design-led approach.

MEITHEAL DESIGN PARTNERS SHD APPLICATION FOR CAIRN HOMES
May 31st 2019

Our Strategic Housing Development team are proud to have worked with Cairn Homes and the local community on the design of an exciting new neighbourhood in Castletreasure, Douglas, Co. Cork - comprising school, creche, parkland, cycle network and 472 new homes.

This is Cork’s largest SHD application currently under review by An Bord Pleanála and we are very pleased to have worked on this project with McCutcheon Halley, Chartered Planning Consultants, J. B. Barry and Partners Limited, Consulting Engineers, AECOM, Landscape Architects and O'Connor Sutton Cronin, Consulting Engineers.

CORK ARC CANCER SUPPORT HOUSE, DUE TO OPEN THIS AUTUMN
May 21st 2019

We're delighted to have works well underway at Sarsfield House, Wilton - soon to be the new home to Cork ARC Cancer Support House, due to open this Autumn.

Cork ARC Cancer Support House is a safe haven for people with cancer and their families. The new facility will create a homely and relaxed atmosphere away from the clinical setting. The key to the success of the new centre is the provision of therapies that complement the medical model and adhere to best practice.
We at Meitheal Design Partners are very proud to be part of this project.

Pictured here at a site visit, Tanaiste Simon Coveney, Senator Jerry Buttimer, Louise Nestor (Cork ARC Trustee), Aileen O'Neill and Meitheal Managing Director Patrick O Toole.

DESIGN POP CORK, IRELAND'S FIRST FOOD AND DESIGN FESTIVAL
May 17th-19th 2019

6 Designers X 6 Food Producers = 6 Pop-Up Pavilions

MDP is proud to be one of the six designers selected to create a bespoke pavilion that popped up for three days this spring. We are delighted to have collaborated on this project with My Goodness - the fabulous award-winning producer of vegan, raw, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free products as well as fermented probiotic foods.

PHASE ONE - MUNGRET GATE, CO.LIMERICK
April 5th 2019
Congratulations to our clients Homeland Group on the release of Phase one of Mungret Gate, Co.Limerick.
Mungret Gate is an exceptional new development set in a well established and well serviced area. Phase one of this beautiful development consists of 3 and 4 bedroom homes designed to a high standard with a first class specification. The homes at Mungret Gate benefit from countryside surroundings with plenty of activities nearby including a playground, stunning scenery and 2km of walk and cycle paths.


ST. PATRICK'S BRIDGE UNVEILED
March 18th 2019

The official unveiling of the newly rehabilitated St.Patrick's Bridge took place on the 16th March.
Meitheal Design Partners were appointed by TII and Cork City Council to design the architectural lighting of St Patrick’s Bridge as part of the general refurbishment works scheduled for the bridge. Built in 1861, the 90m long, three-span, masonry arch bridge links the main street to St. Patrick’s Hill. An outstanding example of late 19th century engineering, it is a key landmark in Cork city.

It was a pleasure to work on this project with Cork City Council, ROD Consulting Engineers, JCA Architects, Fergus Gleeson and Dan O’Sullivan of Cork City Council, Kevin Cleary, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Cumnor.


WINNERS - BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
CORK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
February 25th 2019
We are thrilled at winning Best Professional Services Category at CBA Business Awards. Well done to all the winners and especially to Phillip Gillivan and all the team at the Cork Business Association for a great night celebrating Cork business. All credit to our team in the office.

FINALIST - CORK BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2018!
January 29th 2019

We are delighted to be shortlisted in the annual CBA Awards in the Best Professional Services Category. We look forward to the Annual Gala Dinner, Saturday, February 23rd.

COUNTY ROSCOMMON RURAL DESIGN GUIDELINES
December 11th 2018

Meitheal Design Partners were delighted to be asked to assist Roscommon County Council with their best-practice design guidelines. We are thrilled that examples of our work are referenced as design exemplars in their new design reference guidance. This is the latest local authority to request our assistance in devising appropriate rural design solutions. At Meitheal we believe that a house, be it a one-off rural dwelling, or one of the 3,000 multi-unit homes we are currently working on, deserves the design energy and consideration to ensure that the end-user has a home to experience, not just a dwelling.

For more details see here

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AT SOUTHLINK, CORK
November 8th 2018
Meitheal Design Partners are delighted to be working with Seamus & Evelyn Scally in relation to the provision of a fast-track planning application for a city’s first build-to-rent housing scheme at Southlink, Cork. This is one of several SHD applications active in the office at the moment.

MEITHEAL DESIGN PARTNERS AWARDED THE
CORK ARCHITECT/PLANNER OF THE YEAR 2018
November 5th 2018

We are delighted to be recipient of The Cork Architect/Planner of the Year 2018 award. It is always humbling to be judged by your business peers in such a positive light.

"This award will recognise the achievements of an architectural firm in Cork. Our winner this evening is a business that looks to design in a way that seeks to embrace the unique in every project(...) The Cork Architect/Planner of the Year 2018 is Meitheal Design Partners"

For more details see here

DINGLE, SKELLIG HOTEL
October 29th 2018

Progress is moving quickly now and the exiting new 32 bedroom wing at the Dingle Skellig Hotel, with a projected completion date of April 2019.

THE ANSWER TO SOLVING THE HOUSING SHORTAGE IS AT OUR DOORSTEP
October 27th 2018

Our Managing Director Patrick O Toole has written an insightful view on the housing crisis published in the Irish Examiner on 27th October 2018. Patrick outlines a series of practical small measures that have the potential for major change.

See full story here: here

MAPLE WOODS, MIDLETON, CO. CORK
October 16th 2018

Meitheal Design Partners are very happy to be working with Glenveagh Properties PLC in relation to the provision of a fast-track planning application for a development which will include a mix of residential and community facilities on a 5.0 ha site at Maple Woods, Ballynacorra, Midleton, County Cork.

For more details see here

RIAI SIMON OPEN DOOR CAMPAIGN 2018
April 25th 2018


We are delighted to be part of this year’s RIAI Simon Open Door campaign to support the Simon Communities of Ireland work tackling homelessness in Ireland. Anyone can sign up to Simon Open Door and in return for a €90 donation to the Simon Community, you will receive an hour long consultation in our head office here in Cork.

For this good cause we are giving our time for free and every cent raised goes directly to the charity.


Appointments are now available, but when they're gone, they're gone!

For more details see here

NEW RESIDENTIAL SCHEMES FOR CORK
April 25th 2018


As the availability of homes becomes more and more of an issue on a national level we are delighted to note the announcement of two major residential schemes for Cork city and environs. Meitheal Design Partners are very happy to be working with Cairn PLC in relation to the provision of a fast-track planning application for 500 homes in Castletreasure, Douglas, Cork. The scheme is being delivered under the government’s strategic housing development initiatives and we look forward to delivering a best practice urban design solution on this landmark South City site.

For more see: Irish Independent

COBH PRIMARY HEALTHCARE CENTRE
April 13th 2018


Our healthcare team members are thrilled at Cork County Council’s decision to grant permission for the new Cobh Primary Healthcare Centre.

See full story here: Cobh Primary Healthcare Centre.

NEW 2018 APARTMENT DESIGN STANDARDS GO LIVE
April 13th 2018


The recently published 2018 Apartment Design Standards include some significant changes from the draft issued by the Department of Housing last December, which in turn brought important changes from the 2015 Apartment Design Standards.

See full guidelines here: Design standards for new apartments guidelines for planning authorities 2018.pdf

SHRUBBERY MEWS, KENMARE
April 6th 2018


'Five star hotel chic with an old world luxury feel…’ Another Meitheal project making headlines. The incredible Shrubbery Mews, Kenmare has been featured across a 10 page spread in the Spring 2018 issue of Munster Interiors Magazine.

MEITHEAL AWARDED QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARD
March 28th 2018


At Meitheal Design Partners we work hard to provide excellent quality in everything we do. Following our company audit earlier this month we are delighted to have reinforced our commitment to excellence in client satisfaction, quality service and continuous business improvement by successfully transitioning to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard.

ISO 9001 is awarded to organisations who achieve high standards in a strategic and risk-based approach to quality management and consistency of services.

22 WASHINGTON STREET WEST
March 27th 2018


We are delighted to secure planning permission for an ambitious apartment development at 22 Washington Street West in Cork City Centre.

A key part of the “Square Deal” Student housing site, this site has lain fallow and derelict for the last decade and its redevelopment is a great boost to the many plans to transform the area.

The project will involve the renovation & extension of the building which is a Protected Structure. We plan to start on site mid-summer and are looking forward to getting underway.

73-ROOM HOTEL DEVELOPMENT, CORK
March 8th 2018


We are thrilled with the recent planning success of the development of a 73-room hotel in the Victorian Quarter on the site of the Windsor Inn, MacCurtain Street. This project envisions a new standard for city accommodation in Cork - catering to the desires of a newer generation of travellers.

LORETO CONVENT, YOUGHAL, CO. CORK
February 16th 2018


We are very pleased to be working on the exciting development of this former secondary school and convent in Youghal Co. Cork. The Loreto site plan envisages about 40 exclusive, luxury apartments in a gated environment, ranging from one-bed accommodation to generous three-bed units in excess of 1,400sq ft.

MEITHEAL DESIGN PARTNERS AWARDED BEST OF HOUZZ 2018
January 18th 2018


We are delighted to have won “Best Of Design” on Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design. We were chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, home improvement and design industry professionals. Follow us on Houzz: Click here:

MEITHEAL AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
January 10th 2018


Meitheal’s Luke Hickson at University College London’s Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, following his presentation to MSc Lighting students. Looking forward to seeing this project will develop over the coming months.

ICM: Light & Space
December 7th 2017


Charlotte Verbeek’s home showcases her impressive collection of art and makes a feature of the spectacular setting: See full story here:

19TH CENTURY CONSERVATION PROJECT
December 1st 2017


We are very proud to see another beautiful residential project completed in Dublin.See full story here:

RED BUSINESS WITH JONATHAN HEALY
November 27th 2017


Our own Luke Hickson sat down with Jonathan Healy at Corks RedFM 104-106 to discuss all things Meitheal, and how the likes of Dermot Bannon are helping architects after the recession..See full story here:

FINIAN'S BAY
November 22th 2017


Congratulations to our client Carl O'Connell who has just received planning permission for his exciting new venture overlooking the Skellig Kerry Islands at the surfer's paradise - Finian’s Bay, Co. Kerry.See full story here:

MONTENOTTE, CORK CITY VIDEO
November 14th 2017


We are proud to be working with Frankie Whelehan and Choice Hotel Group on this exciting project. See video here:

ST.PATRICK'S BRIDGE
November 1st 2017


One of the many exciting projects we are working on here in Meitheal - The lighting design for the planned refurbishment works to St.Patrick's Bridge. See full story here:

DINGLE, SKELLIG HOTEL
October 25th 2017


We are delighted to secure planning permission for the re-development and extension of Dingle Skellig Hotel Complex from Kerry County Council. We look forward to working Garvey Group in improving the leisure and tourism offering in the beautiful town of Dingle, Ireland.

WOODVILLE, GLANMIRE
October 12th 2017


Planning success! We are very pleased to have just received notification of decision to grant permission for Woodville, Glanmire housing scheme - site resolution strategy phase 1. See full story here:

HOME OF THE BRAVE
October 1st 2017


See this courageous RIAI Award shortlisted Kerry home See full story here: