Mitchell and Son
Old Company, New Fit-out
When the oldest wine merchant in Ireland moved into its new site at the prestigious Custom House Quay (CHQ) building at the heart of Dublin’s International Financial Services Sector, it demanded, not only high quality, but also high speed.
There was a very short time frame for GEM construction to carry out the plans drawn up by the architects Dixon McGaver Nolan, but they were successful, and the beautiful new shop opened on time, and to the entire satisfaction of the clients.
Modern Methods, Traditional Outcome
A two-hundred-year-old company has its traditions, and Mitchell and Son needed the new shop to reflect those traditions, whilst at the same time taking advantage of modern building methods and efficient working practices.
The fit out was to take the premises from a simple shell to a fully functioning retail outlet, involving metal plastered ceiling and partition systems. There was also a requirement for, not only the usual mechanical, electrical and lighting systems, but also the specialist air conditioning demanded by the nature of the business.
In addition to this, the finished shop needed to recreate many of the details from the original Mitchell & Son Wine Shop, which had opened in Kildare Street in 1886. This was very challenging, but the expert joinery work for which GEM is renowned played an essential part in ensuring that the customer’s requirements in this respect were carried out to their entire satisfaction.