Retrofitted seating and new benches add ‘polish’ to Balbriggan town centre
Cassidy Bros has recently completed a seat retrofitting and bench installation project to add polish to the new-look Balbriggan town centre in Dublin.
The project was part of Fingal County Council’s large-scale public realm plan to revitalise the area.
In collaboration with McKeon Construction, Cassidy Bros was tasked with retrofitting 15 cubed seating installations and delivering eight new benches in stunning polished concrete and stylish hardwood for St George’s Square.
The team at Cassidy Bros was provided with the architectural drawings for the space, which were followed diligently to meet the exact specifications.
The key challenge was to come up with a concrete mix to match the granite installations in the pre-existing surrounds of the site.
The product design also had to factor in heavy usage and ensure a very robust design to deter malicious or accidental defacement.
Cassidy Bros Managing Director, David Cassidy, said: “We are proud to be involved in this exciting project to help Fingal County Council and McKeon Construction to breathe new life into Balbriggan town centre. The project was straightforward from our point of view, but we are proud that the combination of polished concrete and hardwood materials has added a whole new level of aesthetics for this busy town centre.”
St George’s Square, Balbriggan – Our Project
- The creation of a bespoke of a concrete mix to ensure uniformity in the aesthetics at the site by matching the look of the pre-existing granite structures.
- The creation of a robust design to maximise the deterrent of vandalism or damage from heavy usage.
- Delivering an aesthetically pleasing exposed, polished, concrete finish for the new benches and existing cubed seating.
- The integration of stunning bench seating made from FSC approved Cumaru (also known as Brazilian Teak) air-dried, hardwood timber.
- The provision of stainless steel bracketry.
St George’s Square, Balbriggan – Our process
- Drawings and instructions were submitted to our concrete design team by Fingal County Council.
- The drawings were followed to exact specifications by our concrete engineers.
- Concrete mix samples were created for approval by the client.
- Following approval, all components were manufactured at our main plant in Co Donegal.
- Finished items were carefully transported to Balbriggan for installation along with detailed instructions for the assembly team.