Weston Airport Restaurant & Kitchen Refurbishment

Conneely Building & Civil Engineering have carried out substantial upgrade works at Dublin Weston Airport over the last number of years in order to modernise and rejuvenate the existing airport facilities as well expanding them. As part of these works the restaurant and commercial kitchen in the main terminal airport building were completely refurbished. The restaurant dining area, bar and kitchen as well as adjacent store rooms were stripped of all fixtures, fittings and equipment and internal partitions demolished to facilitate expansion of kitchen area and open plan dining area.

A new restaurant bar was constructed with walnut timber frame and frosted glass panels finished with a Zimbabwe Black Granite Countertop. The bar was full equipped with draught line cooler system, 3 nr. double door low level fridge units, Coffee making facilities, stainless steel internal bar shelving units and a 8m3 cold room keg storage.

The Dining area was upgraded by installing a new solid timber walnut floor, hi-level moulded skirting, walnut doors, complete new lighting fit out including LED spot lighting, construction of new walnut wine bar/reception desk, new ventilation system installation, new suspending ceiling construction, as well as entire re-painting of area and fit-out with new tables and chairs.

The kitchen also received a complete refurbishment over doubling its size and providing a new high grade commercial kitchen. the works included installation of a new extract ventilation system, stainless steel cooling units, sinks, food preparation tables as well as a full equipment fit out consisting of a bain marie with heated food pass, dishwasher, Convection oven, grills, fryers, walk-in cold room storage and freezer units. Anti slip R12 rated tiles were also installed as well as hygienic PVC wall cladding and hygienic grade suspended ceiling tiles. There was a considerable mechanical and electrical services installation involved in servicing the new equipment including a complete re-installation of all gas piping and connections.

As part of these works a new Fire safety system was implemented, with smoke & heat detectors, break glass units and emergency sounders installed throughout restaurant, fire builddoor installation as well as one hour fire proof partition wall construction.

Ballinasloe Flood Defence Scheme, Co. Galway

This project consisted of a flood defence barrier approx 1.4 km long protecting over 100 households in the Ballinasloe area. The works involved construction of a reinforced concrete flood defense wall consisting of the installation of steel sheet piles using Movax piling hammer with welded joints & a 600m reinforced concrete pile cap. The remainder of the flood defence barrier was achieved with the construction of an 800m impermeable clay bund. The project included installation of aluminium flood gates & controlled pen-stocks in existing and new chambers, construction of culverts and head walls, construction of drainage system to rear of flood barrier with over pump chambers as well as the construction of V ditches and cleaning of existing field drains in the surrounding area.


Noone’s UB121, Rineen, Gort, Co. Galway

At this site Existing Level Crossing’s XE128 & XE129 were closed and replaced by a 4.50m x 4.50m internal dimension under-bridge, 20m long. The under-bridge was a contractor designed structure.

500m long new access roads were also constructed The installation of the under-bridge took place over 2 days, from 7.00 am Tuesday 16th of June 2009 to 6.00pm on Wednesday 17th of June 2009. The under-bridge is made up of 15no U shaped duct units each weighing approx 20t (i.e. 8no base units and 7no top units). A 350 ton crane was used during the installation both for lifting /replacing the track and also for installing the units.

On day 1, the track was removed, excavation completed, and preparation of base for unit’s. On day 2 the precast units were installed. All sealants and waterproof membranes installed and completion of stitches between units together one erection of temporary handrails.

Please follow link below to see video of precast units being lifted into place:


Portiuncula Hospital Car Park, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Construction of 400 space carpark at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway, including installation of public lighting, drainage, 700m of palisade fencing and landscaping.

Creagh Medical, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Construction of 40,000 sq ft new factory to specific Client requirements and specification for the production of medical devices. The project consisted of strip, pad and raft concrete foundations, structural steel frame and Kingspan KS100 cladding and curtain walling as well as an extension Mechanical & Electrical fit out. The works also involved the construction of a Clean Room self contained unit. External works included of the construction of 180 space Carpark to facilitate new factory employees including all associated drainage, ducting, public lighting, linemarking, kerbing & hard & soft landscaping.



Bachelor’s Walk Residential Development

Bachelors Walk is an exclusive development of quality residential houses built on a prime location at Ard Mhuire, Ballinasloe. The sites are spacious, well laid out and range in size from 1/5 to 1/3 of an acre. The site is overlooked by beautiful trees from the adjoining esker hills and Garbally College with its superb grounds and walks are only a short distance away. The houses range in size from 2700 sq.ft to 4000 sq.ft with the houses comprising of 5 – 7 bedrooms. The development is extensively landscaped and includes a tennis court.

OB132 Bridge Renewal, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

The existing metal deck bridge was replaced with a precast concrete bridge. The works involved the removal of the steel bridge , placing of precast bedstones, beams and retaining wall units. Installation of an Aluminium Bridge parapet , double height crash barrier , fencing, road surfacing , telecom and water diversion. The bridge was assessable to traffic after four days.

Bridge Renewal Project OB121, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

The existing metal deck bridge was replaced with a pre-cast concrete bridge. Works included removal of the steel bridge, placing pre-cast concrete bed stones, beams and parapet walls. Diversion of existing services, extensive retaining wall structures with faced gabions, permanent fencing, pre-cast concrete safety barriers and accommodation works for local residents.

Level Crossing Replacement Works & Cattle Crossing

At this site Iarnród Eireann Level Crossing XE46 was replaced by a single Overbridge and associated approach embankments, access roads and drainage. The Overbridge comprised of contractor designed structure and reinforced earth abutments.