Johnson & Perrott Motor Group

Duration of work: 40 weeks

Client: Johnson & Perrott Motor Group

Work description: Works were carried out on a brownfield site and included a new 14 car showroom, 11 bay workshop, and car parking area. These works were completed to the new standards as set out by JLR.

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University College Cork (UCC)

Duration of work: 45 weeks

Client: Cork University Business School (CUBS)

Work description: Restoration of the old Cork Savings Bank and the construction of a new 3 storey extension. These works took place within the confines of the city centre and the central business district.

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St. Senan’s Church

Duration of work: 48 weeks

Client: Diocese of Cloyne

Work description: Works consisted of partial demolition of the existing church, while building a contemporary extension to 3 sides of the existing structure. A very prominent bell tower was constructed which is visible from all sides...

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97 South Mall

Duration of work: 8 weeks

Client: JCD / Eventbrite

Work description: Strip out of an existing bank which included the removal of existing offices and flooring. The construction of a new lift, mezzanine floor area, along with both partition and open plan offices.

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Metropole Hotel

Duration of work: 12 weeks

Client: Trigon Hotels

Work description: The works were carried out on a phased basis within a live working hotel environment. All 108 bedrooms and corridor areas were upgraded to a high standard

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Mater Private

Duration of work: 10 weeks

Client: JCD / Mater Private

Work description: This work represented the first phase of expansion to the Mater Private Hospital beyond the footprint of it’s main building. Summerhill were commissioned to carry out the install and fit‑out of the vacant space with state-of-the-art consulting and x-ray rooms.

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Cliff House

Duration of work: 35 weeks

Client: Private Resident

Work description: Construction of a new 2 storey, 3 bedroom, contemporary detached dwelling and associated site works. To meet passive house standards, high levels of air-tightness throughout the structure were required. Furthermore, to achieve compliance, all materials, construction methods, and...

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Summerhill Construction Co. Ltd. is a family owned and run business with a widely recognised reputation for quality and excellence. Acquired over two generations and across a wide spectrum of industry sectors, we possess an invaluable pool of knowledge, expertise and talent that is second to none. In many respects it is this 50 years of experience that today underpins our ability to deliver a service and product that truly reflects the individual needs of our clients.

Summerhill has a track record for tendering and negotiating projects for a variety of clients. Our client portfolio includes; large multi-national corporations, private companies, in addition to both local and state authorities. As a result we have become synonymous with the consistent delivery of highly complex projects, on-time and on-budget.


Celebrating 50 Years in Business


Established in 1968, the firm has grown steadily, building a solid reputation across several sectors – based on innovation, exacting standards, outstanding workmanship and meticulous attention to detail.

Our portfolio contains examples of numerous prestigious projects of the highest complexity, in the following sectors:

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Client Testimonials

Gareth O’Callaghan

Director JCA Architects

JCA have a long relationship of working with Summerhill Construction. Summerhill have recently completed the conversion of the former Cork Savings Bank to an Executive School of Business for University College Cork and the Irish Management Institute (IMI). This project demonstrated Summerhill’s capability of dealing with complex protected structures, while also constructing a contemporary intervention in a very confined city centre site.

Aaron Mansworth

Group General Manager, Trigon Group

It is my pleasure to provide this letter of reference for Summerhill Construction Co. Ltd. The company has carried out various works in the properties within Trigon Hotels (Cork Airport Hotel, Cork International Hotel & The Metropole Hotel) and we have found them to be reliable and professional in terms of the services they have provided. Summerhill Construction have accommodated our hotels’ requirements to be live working hotels whilst major works were carried out.

Mark Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Perrott Ltd

I have worked with Summerhill Construction for many years – originally in relation to the refurbishment of Fitzgerald House for Cork Chamber, more recently in the refurbishment of our Motor Dealership in Douglas, and the construction of our 2 new motor dealerships in Bishopstown. Throughout our relationship, I have found Summerhill to be an organisation which is positive, true to its word, and entirely focused on delivering the best outcome for the client.

Tony McGrath


We confirm that we provided cost control and quantity surveying services on a number of projects over the past thirty years, where the main contractor was Summerhill Construction Co. Ltd. In our experience, the supervision of the works by the various contracts managers and foremen that we have met has been a major contributor to the success of the projects.

Susan Brennan

Senior Architect, Building and Estates Office

On behalf of CIT I am pleased to provide a letter of recommendation for Summerhill Construction. I have had the opportunity to work with them on numerous occasions over the past seven years. Summerhill Construction have brought knowledge, experience, integrity, and a proven track record to our construction projects. The projects have always been completed on a timely basis and to a very high standard. We also found all of their sub-contractors excellent to deal with.

Tim Cronin

University College Cork

The Capital Projects Office in University College Cork have worked with Summerhill Construction Co. Ltd. on several projects over the past number of years. These projects include flood protection works for our high-tech Tyndall National Institute facility and the recently completed refurbishment of the Cork Savings Bank at 1 Lapp’s Quay. Indeed, the project in 1 Lapp’s Quay was a noteworthy success for the UCC Buildings and Estates Office.

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