Cork County Library

Location:  Cork County Library
Project: Design, manufacture and install a range of stainless steel street furniture and bespoke water feature.
Client: Cork County Council
Architect:  Dermot Foley Landscape Architects
Main Contractor: BAM Contracting
Value: €250, 000

Kent Stainless were approached by Shay Cleary architects to aid in the design and specification of a range of stainless steel street furniture including benches, planters, litter bins, and bollards. Kent Stainless were able to provide detailed 3D Solidsworks drawings and renderings, which gave full manufacturing details and accurate simulations of the final products. Kent Stainless experience and ability to deliver the required products on time and on budget were vital to winning the contract.

Having seen the expertise in design and manufacturing on offer, Shay Cleary architects again approached Kent Stainless to consult on the design and manufacture of a galvanised steel water feature, with integrated planted sections and surrounded by aluminium decking. The structural steel components, galvanised trays and integrated planters were designed and manufactured in house. Kent Stainless worked in tandem with the M & E contractors and water installers to ensure the final overall feature was a complete success.

Outline of the project requirements:

  • Grade 316 stainless steel furniture
  • Wide range of materials including aluminium decking, galvanised trays, stainless steel mesh panels and structural mild steel
  • Various finishes including bead blasting, powder-coating, 320 grit polished and electro-polished.
  • Full in house design, manufacture and installation