Having worked on some of Ireland’s most significant development projects, our team holds a wealth of experience and an impeccable track record.

We comprise of a joint venture between Clarendon Properties and BAM Ireland. This partnership comes as a result of a recent tender process and the signing of an agreement with the property owners, CIÉ. We’re proud to bring a collaborative approach, collective knowledge and years of expertise to HQ Cork.

A Partnership

Clarendon Properties
An experienced urban developer and international property investment firm, Clarendon Properties’ portfolio consists of high-end retail and office developments in some of the world’s most attractive locations - Dublin, London, Berlin and Boston.

Jointly owned by Tony Leonard and Patrick McKillen, Clarendon Properties has had significant success in local Cork projects such as Queens Castle, The Savoy and Wilton Shopping Centre.

For more information contact Ronan Downing at 01 6755100 or


BAM Ireland
BAM Ireland (formerly Ascon Contractors) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal BAM Group of the Netherlands, which employs over 23,000 people worldwide. BAM leads Ireland’s construction sector, with a reputation for undertaking and delivering challenging, complex and iconic projects.

As Ireland’s largest civil engineering and public works contractor, BAM has had much involvement in major Cork schemes. One Albert Quay was completed by BAM last year, and the City’s Capitol development opens in June 2017.

For more information contact Sean O’Brien at 021 4517499 or

Unrivalled Expertise

We’ve brought together a team of exceptional architects, project managers and planners who are together a strong strategic fit.

It’s our collective vision to realise a superb benchmark development that showcases Cork City.


O’Mahony Pike Architects have prepared the masterplan for the HQ development and also designed the office buildings. Our masterplan seeks to capture the unique character of the location and harnesses the existing protected structures of Goods shed, Stationmaster’s Building, and Carriage Shed as focal points in an extensive and exciting new public realm, connecting Kent Station back to the city, celebrating the south facing riverfront, and establishing HQ as a significant new urban quarter in Cork.

There is almost 400,000sq.ft of office accommodation planned as part of the development and it has been located to capitalize on the high profile address of Horgan’s Quay. Three separate office buildings provide a range of tenancy and floorplate options to maximize the flexibility of the scheme to respond to evolving market requirements. The buildings range in height from 6-8 floors and enjoy commanding positions over the river and two new connected public squares. They draw on the industrial heritage of the Kent Station lands to create an architecture that is distinct, robust and of its place.


The Conservation and reuse of the historic nineteenth century railway buildings on the site has informed the overall development of the site throughout the design process. The majority of these long disused buildings will now be conserved and incorporated into sustainable new developments, allowing them to be used and appreciated by future generations.

The Penrose Quay railway terminus became almost forgotten in Irish architectural history as a result of the loss of so much of its fabric in the late nineteenth century.

Through the reuse of the three remaining historic buildings the site will be revitalised once more. The site has been approached in such a way that the retained historic buildings remain significant to the urban landscape and station setting.


AECOM provided landscape assessment, public realm and landscape design services for the masterplan. AECOM sought to create varied subspaces within the overall scheme to cater for the variety of users that will use, pass through and live within the context of Horgan’s Quay.

The public realm layout is a collection of spaces linked by key desire lines and vistas. Influenced by ground floor land uses, transportation routes and anticipated traffic volume the streetscapes will accommodate a range of activities including curtilage uses for buildings with pedestrian, cycle and vehicle amenities. The presentation of the public realm seeks to present a flexible and robust landscape that engages with the proposed built form with particular respect to the protected structures and its historical use as a transportation hub.

BAM Ireland