• Porterhouse Group
The Porterhouse Group have several bars, restaurants and clubs throughout Ireland. Pro-Fire have worked with The Porterhouse Group to ensure that their premises are designed safely and that everything runs smoothly when it comes to Licencing.
As part of a review to increase occupant numbers at the Porterhouse Central & Lillies Bordello premises, Pro-Fire carried out a Computational Occupant Simulation study. The extensive study examined the means of escape provisions in the building and ran various evacuation scenarios. The result was the successful negotiation with the Fire Department to significantly increase the permitted occupant numbers in the premises.
• Irish Whiskey Museum
The Irish Whiskey Museum, due to open in 2014, is located in the iconic 37 College Green building opposite Trinity College Dublin. The museum will open its doors on an Irish Whiskey experience steeped in history. The building is a protected structure and incorporating an Assembly & Recreation use into the single stair building provided many challenges for fire engineering. Pro-Fire successfully gained Fire Safety Certificate and Disability Access Certificate approval.
• Left Bank
The Left Bank resides in the former Bank of Ireland building which was designed by Sandham Symes and constructed in 1870. Since 2008, The Left Bank has become Kilkenny’s most popular night spot. Pro-Fire have provided fire engineering consultancy to The Left Bank and have attained numerous Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates as the business continues to extend and expand.
• Doneraille House
Doneraille Park and stately home in conjunction with the Office of Public Works (OPW) have been undergoing a €10m plan to turn the mansion and its extensive grounds into a major tourist attraction in North Cork. Pro-Fire have recently attained a Fire Safety Certificate and a Disability Access Certificate for the public exhibition areas in Doneraille House.
Protected Structures such as Doneraille House present many challenges to the fire engineer, as compliance with Building Regulations must be designed to ensure that the historical nature of the building is preserved.