1916 Centenary Works at Richmond Barracks

Works are progressing well on the restoration of Richmond Barracks, Dublin as a new exhibition centre, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Set in this historic Barracks –  whose walls saw over 3,000 Irish rebels held there – the interactive, multimedia attraction will trace the story of the site from military barracks, to housing estate, to school, to museum. Purcell Construction recently reinstalled the landmark octagonal lantern (Cupola) as part of the ongoing works.                 


We have recently commenced works on new laboratory and pharmaceutical processing works at the Mylan plants in both Inverin and Casla, Co. Galway This €2m contract is due for phased handovers in Spring 2016

NUIG Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance

We have recently commenced works on the construction of a new Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway, for completion in Summer 2016. This €4.65m project will include a 120 seat flexible auditorium, with teaching facilities and stage management, public foyer with box office and bar, rehearsal rooms and backstage changing facilities, seminar room and administration offices. The building dates back to the 1850s, and was a factory and warehouse before being converted for IMI, Irish Metal Industries in the 1930s. NUIG said: “The university has a growing ambition in providing teaching and facilities for music and drama. The School of Drama, Theatre and Performance is a comparatively new teaching department and a major priority for the university.

Dardistown Crematorium

We have recently commenced works on the construction of a new crematorium facility, in Dardistown Cemetery, near Dublin Airport.  The crematorium will be a non-denominational facility, offering alternatives to traditional burials to people from all religions and backgrounds.  The public area of the building will be separated into two congregation spaces, with room for 150 people each, which can be merged into one for larger services.  Run by Glasnevin Trust, the crematorium will operate six days a week, providing a much-needed service for the greater north Dublin area, as well as Louth, Meath and Cavan.  Purcell are proud to work with A&D Wechjert & Partners Architects and Brendan Merry & Partners Quantity Surveyors, in this exciting and unique project.