Commercial

At WDG we have extensive experience delivering for our commercial clients. We continue to provide professional services to the industrial, pharmaceutical, retail, restaurant, hotel, bar & night-club, office and leisure industries. We offer and deliver a complete package for our clients from inception through to completion. Services include planning applications, commencement notices, Fire Safety Certificate and Disability Access Certificate applications, site supervision, completion notices and certification upon completion.

Our designers engage with local authority planners and engineers early in the design process to agree the fundamentals of planning permission proposals, ensuring streamlined application timelines. We liaise with building control departments and fire officers to agree economic approaches to compliance with strict Building Regulations. WDG undertake milestone site inspections during the construction phase to ensure projects are built in accordance with the relevant drawings and specifications.



Troopers Close, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Factory redevelopment.

ProjectTroopers Close, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Client: Matthias Hellstern

Budget: €2.5 million

WDG services: Structural design; Fire Safety Certificate application; Disability Access Certificate application; Design Certifier; Assigned Certifier.

This project involved the redevelopment of part of a 1930s factory building to provide modern light industrial storage units. WDG obtained Fire Safety and Disability Access certification before providing project management, civil and structural design, construction oversight and certification upon completion of the units. The project included careful modification of existing structures to integrate the new units within the envelope of the older building, while meeting the requirements of current building regulations.

 



The Bowery Bar & Mason Bar, Tuckey St. Cork. Upgrade and renovation works.

ProjectThe Bowery Bar & Mason Bar, Tuckey Street, Cork

Client: Blackbird Taverns Ltd.

Budget: €2.5 million

WDG services: Structural Designers; Fire Safety Certificate application; Disability Access Certificate application; Design Certifier; Assigned Certifier; expert witness.

WDG have provided a range of engineering consultancy services for the bar and night-club facilities at The Bowery complex in Cork City. Projects include the extensive renovation of the first-floor night club premises known as The Bowery in 2015, and the upgrade of the roof-top late bar premises known as Tip-Top in 2017. We were most recently involved in the development of Mason bar at the ground floor level of the complex in 2017. WDG prepared successful Fire Safety Certificate and Disability Access Certificate applications for all projects. We also provided structural design services including oversight during construction works and certification upon completion. We have appeared as expert witnesses at alcohol licensing hearings for our clients.

 



Stapleton House, Oliver Plunkett St. Cork. Conversion of derelict building to a gym.

Project: Stapleton House, Oliver Plunkett St. Cork

Client: Nero Group

Budget: €3.5 million

WDG services: Structural Designers; Fire Safety Certificate application; Disability Access Certificate application; Design Certifier; Assigned Certifier.

WDG are lead consultants on this Cork city-centre commercial development. The construction of the building commenced circa 2000 but never reached practical completion. Our clients have secured planning permission for the change of use of the existing retail and office building to a retail and gym facility. The building extends to 4 floor levels above ground and also incorporates 2 basement storeys. WDG have provided civil and structural design services for the redeveloped building and have also been tasked with making Fire Safety and Disability Access Certificate applications for the revised usage. We are the lead consultants for the landlord and liaise closely with tenant-appointed consultants and local authorities to achieve compliance with all necessary regulations and permissions. Our role as Assigned Certifier means that we have ultimate responsibility for certification of the completed project.

 



Perryville House, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Hotel extension.

Project: Perryville House, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Client: Andrew Corcoran

Budget: €1.2 million

WDG services: Structural Designers; Fire Safety Certificate application; Disability Access Certificate application; Design Certifier; Assigned Certifier.

WDG are providing lead consultant services on this commercial development in Kinsale. The 12-bedroom extension to the luxury hotel will be carefully integrated with existing protected structures. Proving compliance with current building regulation standards while working within the constraints imposed by heritage considerations means that this is a challenging but rewarding project for our design team. Statutory permissions are in place and work has commenced at the site. It is intended that the new bedrooms will be available to residents for the summer 2019 season.

 

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