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27 categories to be decided at Fit Out Awards 2018

The largest Fit Out Awards to date will see 27 categories up for grabs on November 1st, as industry leaders come together to applaud those who have shone over the past year

On November 1st, leading Fit Out companies from across the country will gather to celebrate those who impressed in an industry that has accelerated growth once again this year. The seventh annual Fit Out Awards will be the largest to date, and the shortlist features 27 different categories to be decided on the night.

With the construction industry showing growth for the 61st consecutive month in September, the increased demands on the fit-out industry has provided a challenge that is bringing out the best in those nominated. Keith Somers, head of design at the Staycity Group, leads the team of judges who will decide the winners on the night, and he has been highly impressed by the level of entries; "The standard of entries that I have witnessed over the last four years continues to improve year upon year and is testament to the creativity, hard work and dedication of the entire industry in firstly reaching 'best in class', and now in leading it across a number of territories."

The awards are supported by a large number of sponsors, who assist those working within the Fit Out industry. Many view it as a key opportunity to network with potential clients and exchange ideas on where the sector is headed in the future. While discussing the announcement of this year's shortlist, David Barry, marketing manager at Walls to Workstations, spoke proudly of their involvement as a key sponsor:

“W2W have been sponsoring the Office Category of the Fit Out Awards since they began, so we've seen massive growth over the years. As a leading sub-contractor in the Irish office fit-out market, we knew at first hand the high quality of work being done in the industry and felt sure that all of the professionals would welcome an opportunity to showcase their efforts. This has proven to be the case and the Fit Out Awards is now a fixture in the diary for our industry. It presents an opportunity for construction professionals to showcase their work and benchmark it against peers. Crucially the Awards evening is also the best opportunity of the year to mix with colleagues throughout the industry and as long-term sponsors it gives W2W a very prominent branding opportunity.”


Fit Out Awards 2018 is run by Business River. The full shortlist is available below and to read about other Business River events visit their news hub.

Fit Out Project of the Year

The winner of this category will be announced on the awards night.

Outstanding Contribution Award

The recipient of this category will be announced on the awards night.

Fit Out Design Practice of the Year

  • Audrey Gaffney Associates
  • CBRE
  • Ethos Engineering
  • LUCA Architecture
  • MOLA Architecture
  • O'Donnell O'Neill Design
  • Optimise Design
  • TODD Architects

Fit Out Contractor of the Year

  • Ardmac
  • Bennett Construction
  • Flynn
  • mac-group
  • StructureTone
  • T&I Fitouts

Fit Out Sub-Contractor of the Year

  • AirconMech
  • Allwood Architectural Joinery
  • DND Electrical Engineering
  • LMC Group
  • ODonnell Furniture Makers
  • Riverside Group
  • Specialist Joinery Group
  • Truwood
  • Walls To Workstations

Fit Out Professional Consultancy of the Year

  • CBRE
  • Ethos Engineering
  • Fiontar Safety Management
  • KMCS Construction Project and Cost Consultants
  • Mitchell McDermott
  • Turner & Townsend

Fit Out Project Management Firm of the Year

  • CBRE
  • Divine Design
  • KMCS Construction Project and Cost Consultants
  • Turner & Townsend

Fit Out Client of the Year

  • Avolon Aerospace
  • CNP Santander Insurance
  • HubSpot, Dublin
  • Omniplex Cinemas
  • Oracle EMEA
  • Zendesk

Fit Out Designer of the Year

  • Gwen Kenny - Divine Design
  • Darrán Lennon – Hyde
  • Glenn Nunan - GNCE
  • Ann-Marie O'Neill - O'Donnell O'Neill Design
  • Ela Walkowiak - MOLA Architecture
  • Patrick Wilding - CBRE

Fit Out Project Manager of the Year

  • Stephen Cooney - Ardmac
  • Louise Dwyer - JLL
  • Ian Kelleher - Duke McCaffrey Consulting
  • Volkan Koch - T&I Fitouts

Young Fit Out Designer of the Year

  • Eoin Bennett - Doyle and Partners Integrated Design
  • Nilfa Burke - TODD Architects
  • Emanuela Cepoiu - MOLA Architecture
  • Anthony Clifford - Ethos Engineering
  • Paul Finnegan - MOLA Architecture
  • Richard May - MOLA Architecture
  • Eymer Nolan - CRM Interior Fit-Outs
  • Keith Somers - Optimise Design

Fit Out Project of the Year - Large Office

  • Avolon
  • Goshawk, 1 Molesworth Street
  • Hatch Street Office, Dublin
  • HubSpot
  • Jet Headquarters
  • Metlife Galway
  • Oracle Block A, East Point Business Park, Dublin
  • Scot's Church, Abbey Street

Fit Out Project of the Year - Medium Office

  • 63-66 Amiens Street
  • CDB Aviation
  • Citrix
  • Core, 1WML
  • iPUT Headquarters
  • New Relic
  • Pilz Ireland
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Staycity
  • Thomas Burgh House

Fit Out Project of the Year - Small Office over €500K

  • APC Pilot Suite
  • Apex Fund Services Dublin Offices
  • HP Liffey Valley
  • Huawei, Athlone
  • SAVVI Credit Union
  • Standard Chartered
  • The Press Up Entertainment Group

Fit Out Project of the Year - Small Office under €500K

  • 32 Molesworth Street
  • Aberdeen Standard
  • Barista Café, Dropbox Dublin
  • Brighton House, Rathmines
  • Iconic Offices, The Greenway
  • Instil Software
  • Kraft Heinz
  • Office Suites Club
  • VistaMed R&D Centre

Fit Out Project of the Year - Office New Build

  • 1WML
  • 5 Hanover Quay
  • CNP Santander, Three Park Place
  • Goshawk, 1 Molesworth Street
  • One Microsoft Place
  • Pilz Ireland
  • RCSI Smurfit Building, Education & Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital
  • Scot's Church, Abbey Street

Fit Out Project of the Year - Retail

  • Article
  • Costigan's Pharmacy
  • Egans Opticians
  • Life Credit Union, Newbridge
  • Nuts & Grains
  • Pettitt's Supervalu
  • SAVVI Credit Union
  • The Hive Salon
  • The Vaults

Fit Out Project of the Year - Hospitality

  • Bewley's
  • Dublin Skylon Hotel
  • Iveagh Garden Hotel
  • Jeremiah Grant Bar
  • MASA Restaurant
  • RCSI, 123 St. Stephen's Green
  • Teeling Whiskey's Finishing Room & Pot Still Parlor
  • The Lucky Duck, Dublin
  • The Stella Diner

Fit Out Project of the Year - Tourism & Leisure

  • Cineworld 4DX Cinema, Dublin
  • Storehouse Brewing Floor
  • The Apple Market Waterford

Fit Out Project of the Year - Public Sector

  • Blocks C&D & Aurivo Auditorium, I.T. Sligo
  • DCU
  • Glucksman Library
  • National Shared Services Office at Dept. of Public Expenditure and Reform, Galway
  • Port Centre Precinct

Fit Out Project of the Year - International

  • Bishops Gate, Fulham
  • Renault European Showrooms
  • The Rag Trader and Bo Peep, New York
  • WILDE Aparthotels by Staycity, The Strand, London

Fit Out Project of the Year - Conservation

  • Bewley's
  • Brook House
  • Coastal Period House
  • Scot's Church, Abbey Street
  • The Stella Theatre

Fit Out Project of the Year - Residential

  • 1 Ballsbridge
  • 7 Newbridge Avenue
  • 7 Petty Lane
  • Coastal Period House
  • Goatstown Residence
  • Grangeabbey
  • Millennium Apartment, Grand Canal Dock
  • Sandymount Cottage
  • Steep Wedge House
  • William Beckett House

Fit Out Project of the Year - Healthcare

  • RCSI Smurfit Building, Education & Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital
  • RCSI, 26 York Street

Excellence in Collaboration

  • Bright Design Architects, Abington Design House & Sherrard Design Dublin
  • MOLA Architecture & Bakkala Consulting Engineers
  • Priority Collaboration Service - Specialist Joinery Group

Excellence in Sustainability

  • Ethos Engineering
  • METEC Consulting Engineers
  • O'Connor Sutton Cronin (M&E)
  • StructureTone

Excellence in Health & Safety

  • ACB Group  Design & Construct
  • Collen Construction