This project was designed to cater for 24 racehorses on a green field site combined the latest in equestrian technology with well-crafted classical architectural details. The project entailed 24 stables of 18.5m2 area, 1 house attached to stables of 170m2, Yard of 1453m2 and associated civils works. This development, was designed and constructed to the highest specification, is comprised of a state of the art stable yard with pavilion buildings and barns surrounding a rubber brick paved courtyard. Features of this development included the use of Kilkenny limestone, traditional joinery and natural slate, together with rubber paving, flooring and wall coverings. 


Name of Project: Coolmore Stud Godfreys Stables and Yard, Tipperary

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: Harry King of Coolmore Stud


We were appointed by Bruce Shaw after a tendering process and also after recommendation from a contact of Bruce Shaw in the IEI.


General R.E./ Clerk of works
  1. Civil and Structural inspections

  2. Periodic inspections of the completed works in accordance with the designed, Planning Permission applicable to the Works. Building regulations, the requirements of the Fire Officer and all other relevant consents.

  3. In accordance with the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act.

  4. Liasing and co-ordinating with other members of the design team.

  5. Preparing weekly reports of commentary in relation to the contractor’s compliance with construction drawings.

Description of Role:

Structural/ Civil Engineers

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Design Team:

Project Managers: BSPM Project Management

Architect: Brian McCarthy

Quantity Surveyors: Bruce Shaw Partnership

Structural/ Civil Engineers: Hayes Higgins Partnership