Airside Motor Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin

Project Details

Client: Oliver Hogan, Airside Motor Centre

Architects: James O’Donoghue, Bluett & O’Donoghue Architects
EngineersFearon O’Neill Rooney 
Mechanical Contractor: ERBA Engineering
Electrical Services Contractor:
Seamus Byrne Electrical


Green field site to turnkey car sales showroom with extensive retail motor forecourt and facility to provide a customer onsite test drives.

4,000sqm site with parking for 300 cars and 350sqm showroom with offices, kitchen and mechanics workshop.

This 8-month build was completed in May 2016, at 8 Airside Motor Park, Swords, Co. Dublin.



The 350sqm showroom construction consists of reinforced pad and beam foundations, steel portal frame with insulated cladding and block walls with 200mm full fill insulation and APA Window System, by Kerr Glazing Systems. Internal walls are metal stud partition which can be easily moved in the future.

Rockwool, Ablative Coated Batt provides fireproofing between garage and offices. Kingspan highline guttering throughout and electric roller doors for access to the workshop area. Part M compliant for access to individuals with disabilities.

Security sensing sliding gate system to the front of the development provides 80m customer road side viewing of vehicles, unique in this motor park.

Bay of parking includes 1,200sqm permeable thermal able paving with 30% void for storm water management. Drives are Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA macadam) allowing 20% storm water let down through.


Build Type     Portal frame with insulated cladding, block cavity filled walls
Windows        APA Window System, by Kerr Glazing Systems

U-Values         Foundations 0.18 wm2k,

Block Walls 0.18 wm2k

Clad Walls 0.2 wm2k

Windows 0.18 wm2k

Roof 0.2 wm2k