September 2018
Recruitment Now Closed...
This recruitment process has now closed...
June 2018
Handover of Exceptional New Office Development in Dublin...
Semple & McKillop have recently handed over the new exceptional...
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December 2017 Giving and Receiving Prizes at the CIBSE / Ulster University Awards...

Semple & McKillop were again pleased to sponsor the CIBSE/Ulster University BEng Student of the Year Award. At the Awards ceremony this month, we were delighted that Declan Murray picked up the Placement Student of the year Award. Denver Kyle, who graduated earlier this year with 1st class BEng was an invited guest and delivered a presentation on his final year project.

Semple & McKillop offer our congratulations to Declan and Denver and to all our other young engineers who have excelled this year.

Declan Murray; Placement Student of the Year Award, CIBSE/Ulster University

Denver Kyle; 1st Class BEng Energy & Building Services, Ulster University

Liam McGuirk; MSc Environmental Engineering with Distinction, Brunel University, London

Niall Beggan; 1st Class MEng Mechanical Engineering, Queens University, Belfast

Nuria Priego; BEng Electrical Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Daniel Madden; 1st Class BEng Energy Engineering, 1st in his class and Student of the Year, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)

November 2017 Responding to the need for new housing...

Semple & McKillop have responded to the opportunities within the housing sector and have been successfully placed on a number of frameworks and securing contracts across the public, private and voluntary sector.

Our current work load of over €140M new build housing includes an apartment development of 31 units for Focus Housing at Johns Lane West, Dublin. This scheme, which has been designed to Level 2 BIM, is on schedule for completion by September 2018.

Our current Client list includes Cluid Housing Association, Tuath Housing Association, Focus Housing Association, NDFA, Meath County Council, Dublin County Council, Donegal County Council, Sligo County Council, Mayo County Council and a number of private developers.

Focus Housing Association; Johns Lane West Apartment Development, Dublin; Image courtesy of
CJ Falconer & Associates

BIM Model of John Lanes West Apartment Development, Dublin

October 2017 High-Quality Education Buildings Delivered...

Semple & McKillop are delighted to have recently handed over a further two new build schools under the Department of Education and Skills (DoES) Large Schools Framework.

Coláiste Dún a Rí, Kingscourt is a 6237m² post primary school for 450 pupils with specialist classrooms, fitness suite and Special Needs Unit. Gaelscoil An Bhradáin Feasa, Mornington is a 2250m² Irish speaking primary school comprising 16 classrooms and a Special Needs Unit.

Semple & McKillop currently have school projects over the value of €220M at design and construction stages.

Coláiste Dún a Rí, Kingscourt; Image courtesy of Oppermann Architects

Gaelscoil An Bhradáin Feasa, Mornington; Image courtesy of Van Dijk Architects

June 2017 Superman Returns...

The highly specialised and acclaimed North Foreshore Film Studio has been handed over to Warner for production to begin on a new television Superman prequel. ‘KRYPTON’ has been confirmed as the first production to be housed in this £20m development set on an eight-acre site adjacent to Belfast Lough.

This new highly specialised, purpose built development includes a 66,000sq ft film studio and sound stage, along with 2 No 23,000sq ft workshops and 32,000sq ft production space to accommodate art departments, dressing rooms and wardrobe functions.

Semple & McKillop were appointed by Belfast Harbour Commissioners and responsible for the mechanical, electrical and sustainable design services and specialist services design necessary to accommodate the full spectrum of film production needs for this large-scale development.

In 2012 Semple & McKillop completed the Paint Hall Film Studio in Titanic Quarter which is best known for being the production and filming hub for the highly popular and successful HBO series Game of Thrones.

May 2017 A Drama is Building...

Building work has begun on a new £19M development for Mountview Performing Arts at Peckham, South London, fictional home of those lovable rogues Del Boy and Trotter. Mountview is a leading UK drama school with a long-standing and international reputation.

Accommodation shall include a public foyer with café bar, 200-seat main auditorium, 80-seat studio theatre, workshops and rooftop restaurant/bar with views across the London skyline. The training facilities include rehearsal studios, performance studios, music practice rooms, TV studios and a radio suite. There are further spaces for a retail unit and a 200m2 rehearsal studio for commercial hire.

Semple & McKillop are appointed by Dowds Group with Gilbert Ash as the main contractor. We are responsible for the mechanical, electrical and sustainable design services.

Images courtesy of Carl Turner Architects

March 2017 A Grand Appointment...

Semple & McKillop are delighted to be appointed as the Mechanical and Electrical Consultants on the significant restoration and refurbishment of the Grand Opera House, Belfast, as a member of the Consarc Design Team.

The proposed works shall include refurbishment to the Auditorium and Shakespeare Room, improved accessibility facilities, refurbishment to the Act 2 Building and the Baby Grand Room.

The Grand Opera House is Northern Ireland's premier theatre presenting an outstanding programme of drama, dance, opera, comedy, musicals and family shows since 1895. In 1974 the Grand Opera House became the first listed building in Northern Ireland

February 2017 Recruitment now closed...

This recruitment process is now closed...

Semple & McKillop are inviting high calibre Student(s) and Graduate Engineer(s) to come and join our team. The successful applicants shall be motivated and professional individuals who wish to work in a progressive and innovative Company.

The Student Programme is open for those requiring placement/internship for 12 months though applications shall be considered for those requiring 6-8 months. The Graduate Engineers shall have a degree, or higher level in Building Services, Electrical, Mechanical or relevant engineering degree; preferential consideration will be given to those with an Electrical qualification or interest.

Student Programme
For more details download Student Programme. Closing date is 5pm Tuesday 14th February 2017.

Graduate Engineer
For more details download Graduate Opportunities and Job Description & Personnel Specification. Closing date is 5pm Tuesday 28th February 2017.

Positions will be based in either our Belfast or Castleblayney office. If you would like to speak informally to someone regarding either of these opportunities, please contact Sandra McKillop, Director on +44 (0) 28 9033 1700.