The Brewhouse, a new Grade A office building, has been fully transformed to cater for the modern working world whilst maintaining hints of its past life as a working brewery.

This building is completely unique and has been hailed as one of the best examples of Bauhaus architecture in Ireland.

This completion kicks off the start of development of the Abbey Quarter as a brand-new living and working quarter in Kilkenny City.


  • Warehouse style Grade A office building
  • Impressive triple height atrium with feature staircase
  • Exposed and finished brick and concrete effect throughout
  • Extensive penthouse terrace overlooking St Francis’ Abbey and the River Nore
  • Facing onto LEED accredited neighbourhood from public realm
  • Market leading intelligent façade system for sustainable heating/ cooling
  • Male and Female shower facilities with lockers and drying facilities
  • Generous floor to ceiling heights
  • Exposed beam and services
  • BER A3


  • Exposed and finished brick and concrete effect throughout
  • Market leading intelligent façade system for sustainable heating/ cooling
  • Generous floor to ceiling heights
  • Exposed beam and services


Schedule of areas

Floor Unit Sq M Sq Ft
Ground Atrium/office/
314 3,380
  1 450 4,844
  2 353 3,800
  3 340 3,660
  4 332 3,574
First 5 474 5,102
  6 331 3,563
  7 389 4,187
  8 387 4,166
Second 9 319 3,434
  10 322 3,466
  11 421 4,532
  12 390 4,198
Total   4,822 51,904



The building follows a fabric first approach by being built to a modern, high performance standard. This reduces the need for heating and air conditioning the space and reduces the ongoing operational costs. Heating and air conditioning systems are of high efficiency while the combination of intelligent lighting controls and LED fittings reduce the buildings energy consumption further. In addition a large Photovoltaic array located on the roof of the building provides free renewable energy.

Items Contributing to LEED Certification:

  • PV Solar Cells on roof
  • Higher performance and specification facade system
  • Energy optimised lighting and sanitary ware
  • Bicycle facilities
  • Shower facilities
  • Enhanced water efficiency
  • High quality indoor environment
  • LEED accredited neighborhood
  • Excellent levels of natural daylight
  • Excellent access to local amenities

Means of Escape 1:5
Sanitary Provision 1:8
Air-conditioning 1:10
Office Floor to Ceiling: typically 3.2m
Raised Access Floor Zone: typically 200mm

External finishes

External Envelope

  • Existing brick work restored, brick chemically cleaned and re-pointed
  • Proposed new walls comprising of SFS Facade and Weber External Render with 150mm EPS insulation and Acrylic render in special - pearl grey
  • Glass Facade comprising AMS Structural Glass Facades
  • XT66 Window System to office units, Active facade system to all top sashes of windows

Horsebarrack Lane and Brewhouse Square will comprise of silver grey granite stone blocks flame finish topside. 71 Cycle Stand in 316 grade stainless steel with a brushed polish finish.

Roof finishes
Roof comprises of 150 Mm Kingspan Insulation with Fatra or EA Approved Membrane and walk way to plant areas. External terraces will be provided on level 2.

External Lighting
Facade lighting includes downlighting to highlight the natural shapes of this building while also concentrating on minimal up lighting to reduce the sky glow effect and obtrusive light. Uplighting under overhang only to minimize sky glow obtrusive light.

  • Main Entrance: Assa Abloy Besam feature sliding door and draft lobby within entrance, Triple height entrance lobby and atrium;
  • Feature Stair clad in black fluted timber with acoustic scrim comprising of solid wood slat systems feature the distinct look and Jonkers timber threads and handrail system, Feature LED Lights to perimeter.
  • Floors: Polished concrete floor in main atrium, concrete look marmoleum floor for all stair cores to all stair wells.
  • Ceilings: Metal Baffles ceiling above reception and canopy ceiling with metal mesh to all galleries, Feature ceiling in Atrium.
  • Lighting: Feature Circular arch Pendant light fitting suspended 10 meters in the atrium.
  • Reception Desk: Cast in situ Polished concrete reception desk with Solid Corian Work top.
  • Passenger lifts: 2 No. 630kg lifts in duplex arrangement with destination control system located adjacent to the atrium. 1 No. 630kg lift located on the south side of the building. Touchless lift control panels throughout.
  • Bathrooms walls: Tiled up to 2250 in argila 20200 Peace White Q-3
  • Floors: Diesel Grunge Concrete Tiled Floor White Rebel 600*300 to Toilet Units. Sure Step Stone 17122 cool concrete R10, for all shower rooms
  • Sanitary fittings: Solid corian wash troughs with stainless steel water spot and soap dispenser, Dual flush WC pans and urinals with water saving technology
  • Vanesta Infinite Timber veneer effect Toilet Cubicle System
  • Showers include flat top shower tray and flow regulator shower valve
Internal office finishes
  • Existing concrete floor decks made good and painted white
  • Proposed pre-cast Concrete deck painted white,
  • Proposed steel deck painted white. (Polyester finish)

Internal Joinery

  • All internal core doors will be formica finished door lacquered, fire rated as necessary
  • Timber skirting to all units
  • Antimicrobial brushed stainless steel ironmongery to doors Internal Wall Finishes

Internal Wall Finishes

  • Internal steel columns painted white.
  • Existing concrete columns made good painted white. (eggshell finish)
  • Inside face of external wall comprising of plasterboard painted white.

Floor finishes

  • Floors will be provided ready for floor finish comprising of raised access floors- Kingspan Access Floors System.
  • Dust Proof Sealer to new floors
  • Existing floor finishes removed and concrete structure made good.
Common facilities
  • Bicycle Spaces: 71
  • Showers: Gents 2 / Ladies 2
Mechanical services

Hybrid ventilation

  • The building has been designed in part with a modern hybrid ventilation strategy. A number of the units within the building incorporate intelligent façade.

Intelligent façade

  • NV Advance indoor climate solution is based on natural ventilation and intelligent controls. The software is modular for individual room control and can control everything from a few rooms to more than 250 rooms in a single system.
Office areas

Each of the office tenancies are capable of being naturally ventilated or air conditioned. The south side of the building is more favorable to natural ventilation due the office layout. For this reason, all 6 No. tenancies to the south of the building will have an intelligent façade installed by the landlord which can be controlled by the tenant. Air conditioning is required for units surrounding the main atrium which will be fully serviced by VRF Mitsubishi ducted system.

Building Management System

Full digital management system for Landlord areas which will interface with Tenant BMS systems. Units to contain swipe card access control, this will be provided to each tenancy using a key card/fob. The system will record the time and location of each access made.

Electrical services

Design Criteria
Tenant sub-mains will be provided for each tenancy, cabling will be fed from the main switch room to a riser within each tenancy, each tenant floor plate will be furnished with underfloor modular bus-bar arrangement with future tap-offs to be provided as part of the tenant fit out.

High efficiency LED lighting will be installed throughout the building. To reduce the buildings environment impact absence, presence and daylight controls will be installed.

Riser access to all tenancies from the central Comms Room located on ground floor from connecting to telecoms providers

Protective Services Installations

Fire Alarm System:
Emergency lighting based on open plan layouts will be provided.

Security Alarm System:
Integrated Landlord Security Systems (CCTV, Access Control, and Intruder Alarm).