A Selection of Recent Projects
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  • Abbeywood House, Westport, Co. Mayo
    Abbeywood House, Westport, Co. Mayo
    Situated on the grounds of a Christian Brothers Monastery, a protected structure, overlooking the roofscape of beautiful Westport Town and its tree canopy. The site also has the most breathtaking direct views of Croagh Patrick. Our clients first approached Planning Workshop wondering if it would be possible to build a house with planning permission on […]
  • Lachtgannon Cottage
    Lachtgannon Cottage
    Situated on the N59 between Moycullen and Oughterard our client wished to extend and renovate the family home that they grew up in. The existing house has significant issues with mould, condensation, and not being optimally orientated for sunlight. The request was however, to keep as much of the original footprint and material as possible, […]
  • Cloonacauneen House, Co. Galway
    Cloonacauneen House, Co. Galway
    Our clients approached us to design their first family home with baby on the way! This site required the demolition of our clients family home, and she was dividing the site with her sister who had appointed an architect to design her house. So our project ebgan and was informed by looking at the design […]
  • Doonaun House, Co Galway
    Doonaun House, Co Galway
    Our client on this project,  had been on a considerable journey with several previous house designs, 2 planning applications refused, and also an appeal for a house on this site refused, prior to meeting with Planning Workshop. One is a Director with SIPS ENERGY – the Structural Insulated Panel experts. And so we could began this […]
  • Eight New Houses, Galway City
    Eight New Houses, Galway City
    This is a development of 8 new large, luxury dwelling houses on one of the most spectacular sites in Galway City. The photo below shows the views from this site – one really needs to be onsite to truely experience the wonderful views of Galway Bay and the boats coming and going, of the Clare […]
  • Killeeneenmore House
    Killeeneenmore House
    My client family here had begun work with a large Dublin base Architect firm, and development sketches has been produced. I was approached to review the design, bring context to it and negotiate the planning application locally. The project client had specific needs such as all floors to be on a single seamless level, for […]
  • Buddha Bar and Asian Tea House
    Buddha Bar and Asian Tea House
    This project took place over two stages: First our clients developed the Asian Tea House formal restaurant at this Galway City Centre address. A number of years later they acquired the adjacent pub which was in decline, and we development this into the sister project, The Buddha Bar. The concept for Asian Tea House followed […]
  • Bohermore Mews – Mixed Use Sketches
    Bohermore Mews – Mixed Use Sketches
    I was approached to prepare some option sketches to redevelop this City Centre site in Galway. There are always a number of constraints when working in long established inner-city residential areas, not least, respecting the amenity, views, sunlight and overshadowing impacts to adjacent neighbors. Core to our conceptual approach was balancing these neighborhood concerns, with […]
  • Spring Cottage Extension
    Spring Cottage Extension
    Renovation of dilapidated farm cottage. Client preference to retain existing building and footprint where possible. Client also enthusiastic
  • Laffans Extension
    Laffans Extension
    Through discussions with client brief and design emerged to unify existing kitchen and dining room with new sunroom area, and in turn to integrate these rooms to the garden via the new timber deck area.
  • Waltons Cottage Extension
    Waltons Cottage Extension
    The driver for this contemporary extension to the original cottage lies with the client brief. We were to create a space for the clients baby grand piano, as well as inspiring and uplifting living and sleeping spaces and especially to connect indoors and out.
  • Attic Extension – Blackrock
    Attic Extension – Blackrock
    Contemporary styling make this proposed roof extension more low-key than neighbouring attempts at converting roof space on this suburban ‘A Frame’ estate.
  • Donnybrook Dublin Extension
    Donnybrook Dublin Extension
    Large extension to this terrace house. Again clearly a project where modern family needs required that this project gain as much light and inexpensively heated room as possible, while balancing the look of the house + extension in its neighbourhood. Planning permission granted with conditions. Construction phase yet to commence. Before Photo of Front View […]
  • Stillorgan Grove Stillorgan
    Stillorgan Grove Stillorgan
    Large contemporary extension to this house. Planning permission won and construction phase commenced. Construction Phase: August 2012 to January 2013 Before Photo of Front View   Simple Photomontage of Proposed Front View   Existing Rear View   Mid August Demolition and Clearance – Front View   Mid August Demolition and Clearance – Rear View   31st August Foundations and […]
  • Seapark Drive Clontarf
    Seapark Drive Clontarf
    Large extension to this 1950s terrace house. Modern family needs required that this project gain as much light and inexpensively heated room as possible, while balancing the look of the house + extension in its neighbourhood. Planning permission and planning appeal decision gained, and construction phase progressing well. Construction Phase: April 2012 – October 2012 Before front […]
  • Clare Island Cottage Extension
    Clare Island Cottage Extension
      Large extension to bring new life to this beautiful old cottage on Clare Island, County Mayo. Planning permission has been won, and construction works have commenced. Constrution phase: August 2012 to March 2013. Watch this web page for updated photos as construction progresses. Before Front View   Simple 3D Vizualisation of Front View of Proposed Extension   High […]
  • Townhouse Killiney Dublin
    Townhouse Killiney Dublin
    Large modern extension to this small terrace town house in beautiful Killiney. The existing house, although very modest in size, benefits from a large corner garden. Our extension with its floating butterfly roof, and large areas of glazing to the South and East will benefit from natural light, heat, and views, where the existing house has […]
  • Grooveyard Offices
    Grooveyard Offices
    Commercial office fit out for this hip and energetic Corporate Entertainment provider. Project required concept and fit out for internal shell of building to impressive, sleek consultancy offices.
  • Pollnaclogha House Extension
    Pollnaclogha House Extension
    This project is currently in the design stage. Client wishes to update and enlarge their existing home with an extension making best use of local scenery and daylight.   The proposal below is a 3D photomontage of a possible solution. This is how we work. We give the client the clearest possible representation of what […]
  • Clybaun Apartments
    Clybaun Apartments
    Project requires the demolition of a number of ‘bed-sit’ and chalette units nearing the end of comfortable use. Design of new replacement block consists of 4 x luxury 2 bedroom apartments.   Planning permission granted on first application. Currently awaiting construction to commence.  
  • Cross Mews – Mixed Use
    Cross Mews – Mixed Use
    This development reuses a derelict rear yard to the existing Iggys Bar pub and B & B in the historic centre of Athenry, Co. Galway. This (0.0833h) site currently houses a thriving Pub, busy off-Licence and a seven bedroom B&B property (366 Sq.M) with a large yard to the rear. The design chanllenge was to create a […]
  • Lydon House Extension Galway
    Lydon House Extension Galway
    Modest sized rear extension (not requiring Planning Permission), to maximise family space, and natural heat and light, and integrating indoor and outdoor living. Before Front View of  House Before Rear View of  House The proposal below is a set of 3D photomontages of possible solutions. Again, this is how we work. We give the client the […]
  • Cremore Villas Glasnevin
    Cremore Villas Glasnevin
    This was a very enjoyable project to work on in 2011-2013. the existing house sited on a busy corner in Glasnevin, Dublin. The existing side extension, shown below was dark, needing re-orientation to take advantage of views and solar gain to the south. November 2012. Front view of house with its existing side extension (with […]
  • Lettergunnet House
    Lettergunnet House
    This very contemporary split level house in beautiful, elevated Lettergunnet, Furbo, Co. Galway is about to commence construction. A site previously refused planning permission, our design and approach has mimicked the undulations and ‘ly-of-the-land’ so the dwelling is better anchored to the landscape. This approach won planning permission in a sensitive landscape. The design approach also employs […]
  • The Chop House, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
    The Chop House, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
    Early stage of Planning Workshop refurbishment of this very popular pre-rugby eatery.    
  • The Twelve Hotel, Barna
    The Twelve Hotel, Barna
    This boutique hotel has invited Planning Workshop to  collaborate with various design interventions, extensions and planning advice.
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