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Paul Mitchell joins Vincent Wall on Newstalk Breakfast Business.

Paul Mitchell joins Vincent Wall on Newstalk Breakfast Business to discuss our most recent InfoCard research including issues such as inflation increases and staffing shortages. You can Listen to the interview by pressing the orange play button Below. 

Foreman shortage hits Irish building sites.

"A shortage of experienced foremen to manage building teams and sites in the Republic is contributing to a drop in the productivity of construction workers and driving up costs, a report by Mitchell McDermott has said"

You can read the full article here.




RSM urges consolidation among building contractors.

"The new Nearly Zero Energy building regulations will impact on design and costs as will new rules on disposal costs for site excavation. Contractors' books are filling up quickly and as a result they are applying a premium to projects which involve more risk"

You can read the full article here.​​



Apartment construction set to expand dramatically.

"According to the research, which is based on 68 construction projects valued at over €1.4bn, construction output for 2018 is forecast to be €21bn, an increase of 16% on the €18bn output of 2017"

You can read the full article here.



Construction worker productivity decline linked to lack of foremen.

"Rising costs are being fuelled by staff shortages and wage increases in the sector. The report noted that an office block that would have cost about €20m to build in 2015, would cost €25m now"

A study by Mitchell McDermott has found that construction costs will soar by up to 7pc this year.

You can read the full article here.



Mitchell McDermott InfoCards - Feb 2019

Mitchell McDermott are delighted to publish our annual Construction InfoCard for 2019. The range of info card includes:
Construction Market InfoCard
Programme Benchmark InfoCard
Strategic Housing Development InfoCard
Inflation InfoCard
Data Centres InfoCard

The InfoCards can also be found on our website here.   Please get in touch with us on if you’d like to discuss or have any comments.

How to  lift Ireland's housing crisis? Aim high with apartments.

"About five years into a housing crisis, Ireland seems to finally be making some steps in the right direction"

An interesting article in which Paul Mitchell reviews how new regulations have made it feasible to build apartments with the intention of renting them out.

You can read the full article here.



New Associate Director of Project Management

Mitchell McDermott are delighted to announce the recent promotion of Ronan Tynan as an Associate Director to the Project Management team.

Ronan has senior level experience in both public and private sectors in property, development and project management where he has completed complex projects across all industry sectors. Ronan also has vast experienece on the client side during which time he was responsible for the delivery of multiple projects. 


Mitchell McDermott Opens Second Office

The ever-expanding team at Mitchell McDermott moved into their second office on Leeson Street last week.

Anthony McDermott, Michael Gallagher and their happy teams of Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors enjoyed Prosecco & Pizza (its not for everyone!) instead of the normal Beer & Pizza last week.



Mitchell McDermott receive ISO:9001 accreditation

Mitchell McDermott are delighted to announce that we recently obtained ISO:9001 accreditation from the National Standard Authority of Ireland.

The systems and procedures accredited were put in place from the outset of the business. Instead of cumbersome audits carried out on misaligned procedures, the ISO procedures are an integral part of what each person in the company does on a daily basis.

Mitchell McDermott strive toward excellence in everything we do. We very much look forward to continually improving the quality of our service as we seek to become the Consultant of Choice in our market.

New Director at Mitchell McDermott

Mitchell McDermott Construction Consultants are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Michael Gallagher as a director to the business and head of our Project Management team.

Michael, who is a Fellow of the CIOB, has extensive experience in client-side project management delivering large scale and complex projects in the commercial, residential, hotel, student accommodation, third level education and healthcare sectors.

Mitchell McDermott provides a full range of Cost Management and Project Management services, as well as a number of key specialist services such as Technical Due Diligence, Funder Advisory, Insolvency and Financial Modelling.

Mitchell McDermott CSR

Last week Mitchell McDermott were delighted to host a cake sale with all proceeds going towards the Peter McVerry Trust. It was the CSR team’s first initiative and a very worthy cause.

PMVT work tirelessly to reduce homelessness and harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage; and they do fantastic work within the community.

Adrian and Joy were delighted to present a cheque for €1260 on behalf of the CSR team and all at Mitchell McDermott to this wonderful charity.


Employment Opportunities - May 2018

​We are currently looking to expand our talented team here at Mitchell McDermott. If you would like to be part of an exciting business with significant career opportunities please forward your cv to



Mitchell McDermott Client Event - Jan 2018



Mitchell McDermott were delighted to welcome our clients and colleagues to our annual social evening in The Dean last week.



Mitchell McDermott InfoCards - Jan 2018

Mitchell McDermott are delighted to publish our annual Construction InfoCard for 2018. Some key information on the card includes; the annual turnover of the top Irish Contractors for 2017 as well as useful cost data on the main construction sectors. This year we have added to our suite of InfoCards to include:                                                                                                  

Planning InfoCard

​Fit-out InfoCard

​Data Centres InfoCard

The InfoCards can also be found on our website here.   Please get in touch with us on if you’d like to discuss or have any comments.


New 8,279 sqm Student Accommodation facility - November 2017

Mitchell McDermott are delighted to be providing Quantity Surveying services for this new 8,279sqm Student Accommodation facility which will be located just off Cork Street Dublin 8. The completed project will provide approximately 281 nr beds of student accommodation space, as well as c. 800 sqm of a new science and technology space (complete to a warm shell specification). In addition the project will also provide all the required student amenities which will include an on-site gym. The works are expected to commence on site in March 2018 and will be completed in time for the start of the academic year in 2019.




The Real Costs of New Apartment Delivery.

The SCSI have today released a report analysing the affordability and viability of new build apartments. Paul Mitchell is chair of the Residential Group which was set up in early 2017 to produce a follow up Report to ‘The Real Cost of New House Delivery 2016’.


Gardiner Street apartments ready for the new academic year.

​Mitchell McDermott were proud to act for Ulster Bank in the funding of GSA’s most recent student accommodation, Kavanagh Court. Kavanagh Court is located on the corner of Gardiner Street and Summerhill, this beautiful new-build boasts 491 beds for students looking for a high-spec home in the heart of the city. Congratulation to the project team on a fantastic asset in the city centre.


Mount Juliet Hotel Refurbishment

Mitchell McDermott are delighted to be a part of the stunning refurbishment of Mount Juliet's wedding and conference centre. The banquet hall was upgraded as part of an overall hotel refurbishment and we are acting as Quantity Surveyors on the project. The courtyard and the first phase of bedrooms will be completed by the end of August.​



Mitchell McDermott Director gives lecture to 4th Year DIT students

Colin Cleary was recently invited to present to the 4th Year Construction Economics and Management students at the Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street. The topic of the presentation was Conflict Avoidance and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

The presentation covered the key areas of conflict avoidance and concentrated on the role of the Quantity Surveyor in this regard, it also covered alternative dispute resolution procedures and provided the students with an insight into each of the various methods such as negotiation, mediation, conciliation, as well as adjudication in the context of the Construction Contract Act. The presentation was extremely well received by students and lectures alike especially as this is a hot topic on the 4th year students curriculum.

Mitchell McDermott would like to wish all of the 4th Year Construction Economics and Management students the very best with their final exams and the completion of their thesis.

Mitchell McDermott are currently recruiting graduate Quantity Surveyors, anybody who is looking to work in a vibrant, dynamic and varied work environment should check out our careers section of our website on how to apply.

Positive move by Government to boost Housing?

The Government have launched an initiative whereby Housing Developers can claim back their Planning Contributions. The scheme is limited to schemes of 50 units or more completed and sold in 2016-2017 where the sales price is less than €300,000 in Dublin and €250,000 in Cork. There are other restrictions and measures included in the attached circular.  It remains to be seen what the impact will be given the Sales price restrictions.

DOECLG Development Contribution Rebate Scheme Dec 2015

Great to see more Student schemes coming on stream.

Student village to replace Park Shopping Centre in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Read full article in The Irish Times here 




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