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Brewery Quarter Counting House

  • South Main Street Cork 
  • JCA Architects 
  • 2021 
  • Fitout/ Refurbishment Winner - ICE Awards 2022 & Winner Innovation in Construction Award – ICE Awards 2020 

The Counting House is located on the decommissioned Beamish & Crawford Brewery Site located on South Main Street in the old medieval centre of Cork City and forms part of the overall Brewery Quarter redevelopment.

The Counting house building is a protected structure and as such a sensitive and contemplative approach was necessary. The integrity of the old building has been carefully preserved alongside the addition of new features that optimise resource usage and building efficiencies.

The Counting House is a large-scale refurbishment, incorporating some new build bringing this iconic city centre building back to its former glory and repurpose it into a modern, purpose-built office, retail and hospitality building. The total floor plan consists of ground floor retail space of 2,929m2 and proposed Office/ spaces across 4 floors totalling an area of 6,543m2

The key project outcomes were the delivery of a four-storey office block to shell and core finish, with landlord areas fully finished and ready for use. Large scale and complex conservation of the building fabric and retention of existing historic brewing equipment throughout the building.

This Grade A office facilities reuse of existing materials, features and fabric within the project could be considered innovative and complements the conservation ethos for the building. Incorporating modern M&E specifications into an older listed structure and ensuring that the impact on the existing building were a critical feature of the design.

Take a look at the  STAMP Festival 2023 which was held at the Counting House.

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