Fit Out Awards return for 2017

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s awards. The Fit Out Awards set the benchmark for excellence in the execution of world-class fit outs


Once again, the members of Ireland’s construction and design industry anxiously await the outcome of the Fit Out Awards which will take place on the 2nd of November at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road in Dublin.

An estimated 900 industry professionals will attend this year’s event making it the biggest and most successful night since the awards were launched in 2012. As the industry reaches its full potential, this is very clearly reflected in the success of the burgeoning Fit Out Awards. “The FKM Group have been involved in the Fit Out awards from the start and to see this sector grow significantly during the last five years has been great,” says Lorraine Carlisle, CEO, The FKM Group.

There was a huge volume of entries this year and the calibre of the shortlist shows the excellent innovation and quality of projects created in the industry over the last year. To make the shortlist for the Fit Out Awards is a great achievement for all the companies involved.

Paul Finnegan from Mola Architecture is a finalist in the ‘Young Designer of the Year category. “Being shortlisted for Young Designer of the Year is a great achievement and I am over the moon. I have received huge support and positive statements from fellow colleagues in the industry which is truly appreciated. I am lucky enough to have won in other categories at recent Fit Out Awards but the Young Designer Title still eludes me. This year is going to be as tough as ever with a fantastic line up of designers shortlisted. I am looking forward to the night itself - win or lose - it is always a great night. Fingers and toes crossed,” says Finnegan.

"We are delighted yet again to be part of the Fit Out awards for the 5th year in a row and it has been great watching it grow from strength to strength each year,” says Robbie Hamilton, managing director, CRM.  

For more information visit the website. An independent panel of recognised and expert judges, representing Ireland's fit out industry, will determine the winners of the Fit Out Awards. The two judging coordinators Ann Marie Aguilar, director of UK/EMEA client relations, the WELL Faculty at the International WELL Building Institute and Angela Connolly, president of the Interiors Association, director Conbu Interior Design, commented on the wide range of excellent entries and the all-Ireland nature of the awards.

The complete shortlist is as follows:

Fit Out Design Practice of the Year (sponsored by Walls Construction)

  • Divine Design
  • eml architects
  • Jennings Design Studio
  • Kingston Lafferty Design
  • McCabe Design Group
  • Millimetre Design
  • Mola Architecture
  • Suzie Mc Adam Design Studio
  • ThinContemporary

Fit Out Contractor of the Year (sponsored by etag)

  • Flynn Management & Contractors
  • John Sisk & Sons
  • mac
  • Portview Fit-Out
  • Pure Fitout
  • StructureTone
  • T & I Fitouts
  • The FKM Group

Fit Out Sub-Contractor of the Year (sponsored by Storage Systems)

  • Designer Group
  • Fine Edge Design
  • Mercury Engineering
  • ODonnell Furniture Makers
  • Specialist Joinery Group
  • Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Truwood
  • Walls To Workstations

Fit Out Professional Consultancy of the Year (sponsored by Ardmac)

  • Fiontar Safety Management
  • Metec Consulting Engineers
  • Turner & Townsend

Fit Out Project Management Firm of the Year (sponsored by The Interiors Group)

  • Divine Design
  • Turner & Townsend

Fit Out Client of the Year (sponsored by StructureTone)

  • Arthur Cox
  • CRH
  • Google
  • MaplesFS
  • Omniplex Cinema Group
  • Stripe

Fit Out Designer of the Year (sponsored by Vescom)

  • Suzanne Freeman - Suzanne Freeman Interior Design
  • Tomasz Kaluba - Tomasz Kaluba Design Studio
  • Gwen Kenny - Divine Design
  • Barry McCabe - McCabe Design Group
  • Peter McEleney - Jennings Design Studio

Fit Out Project Manager of the Year (sponsored by FKM Group)

  • Gwen Kenny - Divine Design
  • Denis Lahart - Townmore Construction
  • Ciaran McArdle - Cogent Associates
  • Mark Murphy – Flynn

Young Fit Out Designer of the Year (sponsored by T&I)

  • Paul Finnegan - Mola Architecture
  • Mona Jakobsone - Meehan Associates
  • Piotr Mach - eml architects
  • Richard May - Mola Architecture
  • Suzie Mc Adam - Suzie Mc Adam Design Studio
  • Neal Merry - Ethos Engineering
  • Leanne O'Donnell - Optimise Design
  • Orla Phillips - The FKM Group

Fit Out Project of the Year - Large Office (sponsored by Walls2Workstations Optima)

  • 100 Mount Street Lower
  • Accenture, The Dock
  • Ardagh House
  • Arthur Cox, Dublin
  • Bank Of Ireland, Baggot Plaza
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • ESB International Headquarters
  • MaplesFS
  • Oracle Block C, Eastpoint Business Park
  • Twitter EMEA Headquarters

Fit Out Project of the Year - Medium Office (sponsored by Walls2Workstations Knoll)

  • B. Braun Ireland
  • Boulder Media Headquarters
  • Flynn House
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kildare
  • Iconic Offices, The Brickhouse
  • Slack European Headquarters
  • Squarespace
  • Stripe
  • Tenable Network Security

Fit Out Project of the Year - Small Office over €500K (sponsored by Linear Office)

  • Blanchardstown Office
  • Castle Street
  • Commercial Office, Dublin
  • DemonWare
  • Iconic Offices, South Point
  • Iconic Offices, The Dog House
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Square
  • Whitaker Court

Fit Out Project of the Year - Small Office under €500K (sponsored by Hunt Office)

  • Ballybofey & Stranorlar Credit Union
  • FPG Amentum
  • Huguenot House Office
  • Liferay International
  • Medical Device Company
  • No. 1 Grand Canal Square
  • Sheridan Insurances Headquarters
  • Virgin Media, Dublin
  • Warehouse Office

Fit Out Project of the Year - Office New Build (sponsored by Ethos Engineering)

  • Arthur Cox, Dublin
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • LinkedIn EMEA Headquarters
  • Tara Building

Fit Out Project of the Year – Residential (sponsored by Interiors Association)

  • Dalkey Residence
  • Dorset Point Student Accommodation
  • Eaton Square Residence
  • Ely Woods, Owendoher Lodge
  • Grace Park Woods, Drumcondra
  • Palmerston Park Residence
  • Ranelagh Residence
  • Rathfarnham Residence
  • Sandymount Residence

Fit Out Project of the Year – Retail (sponsored by Castlerock)

  • Avoca, Dunboyne
  • Brown Thomas, Dublin
  • Carrolls Irish Gifts, Ballast House
  • Dollard & Co.
  • Dunnes Stores, Forestside Shopping Centre
  • Jaguar & Land Rover Showroom, Waterford
  • Life Style Sports, Capitol Cork
  • Mairead O'Leary Opticians, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
  • McCabes Pharmacy, Dundrum
  • Urbana, Dublin

Fit Out Project of the Year – Hospitality (sponsored by McKeon Group)

  • Dillisk on the Docks
  • Hilton Kilmainham Broyage
  • NoLIta
  • Pot Bellied Pig
  • Red Cow Moran Hotel
  • The Hudson Rooms
  • The SpitJack Rotisserie Brasserie
  • Urban Brewing

Fit Out Project of the Year - Tourism & Leisure (sponsored by Nora)

  • Elizabeth's Tree House, Barretstown Camp
  • Olympia Theatre
  • Omniplex, Dundonald
  • Oriel House Hotel
  • Oslo Health & Hot Air
  • Viking Voyage, Tayto Park

Fit Out Project of the Year - Public Sector (sponsored by CRM)

  • Bord Bia, The Thinking House
  • Central Bank of Ireland
  • Fingal County Hall
  • Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission
  • Meath County Council Headquarters
  • The Granary, Limerick
  • Tipperary County Council Municipal Offices

Fit Out Project of the Year - Healthcare

  • Belfast City Hospital ICU
  • Calderwood Family Clinic
  • Ferndene Nursing Home
  • Institut Marquès, Clane
  • Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore
  • Tipperary Town Primary Care Centre

Fit Out Project of the Year – International (sponsored by Unispace)

  • Club Wembley, One Twenty Club, London
  • CRH, Amsterdam
  • Harvey Nichols, London
  • Pullman Teranga Hotel, Dakar
  • Shoe Shelf Shop, Neumünster
  • Slack Technologies, London
  • West Corner Diner, Manchester

Fit Out Project of the Year - Conservation

  • Markree Castle
  • St Ita’s Hospital
  • The Bar of Ireland
  • The Granary, Limerick
  • The SpitJack Rotisserie Brasserie

Excellence in Collaboration (sponsored by Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning)

  • Priority Collaboration Service - Specialist Joinery Group
  • Vision Branding Solutions & Henry J Lyons

Excellence in Sustainability (sponsored by Specialist Joinery Group)

  • mac
  • O'Connor Sutton Cronin (M&E)
  • Twitter EMEA Headquarters - MCA Architects