Rising Sons Brewery

Cornmarket St., Cork

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This was a great project. The space was a shell within a shopping centre development that opens onto Cornmarket Street Cork. The client had wanted to develop a micro brewery that also had a bar and restaurant within it. The end result is a great bar with a state of the art brewery as a backdrop, serving Pizzas and Beer both made right in front of you in the heart of the city. This is industrial style design to its core.

We used brick, steel and concrete to keep the finish as simple and industrial as possible. The floor finish is painted textured concrete. The bathroom finishes were a lot of fun and designed by Judy Wilkins and Ursula Ward. This is the first bar of its kind in Ireland. From conception to finish, dealing with revenue, brewery installation and media installation all works came through our office.

The bar design was based on steel workbenches and was executed on site. The cladding of the columns was developed from the great train stations of America and executed by Peter Wilson. Its seems like a simple job, but it’s actually quite complex.

Structural engineer Kevin Harty had quite a job on his hands. Because of the nature of the building all the main elements had to be hung from the superstructure. Everything from brick walls to mezzanines and all brewery elements are hung – A great solution to a difficult problem. Thanks Kevin.

Main contractor: Shane O’Toole
Structural engineer: Kevin Harty
Electrics: Tony Aherne
Sheet Metal: DW Wilson & Sons
Joinery: Southwood and KeltKraft
Decorative Ironwork: Pat Ronan Ironcraft
Structural Steel: Declan Hurley
Security: Cerebus