Swinford Garda Station

  • Swinford Garda Station

About This Project

Swinford Garda Station, built in the mid-1980’s, when crime rates etc. were relatively low, required extensive refurbishment and upgrading of its custodial area and prisoner processing facilities, to change it into a modern-day station, capable of dealing with the current challenges faced by our Gardai. Another major element of the refurbishment works involved the upgrading of the complete mechanical services to ensure it is more energy efficient.


Works included:

  • Construction of new detective offices
  • Full demolition of existing cell area
  • Re-construction of the cell area into a modern custody suite
  • Provision of a new prisoner processing area
  • Creation of new entrances and public waiting lobby
  • Separate and secured staff entrance area & secured prisoner entrance
  • Complete electrical upgrade
  • Installation of new state-of-the-art CCTV system
  • Upgrade of all mechanical services


The station is operational on a full-time basis. Kenaidan Contractors carried out all works while the station was fully functioning. This required careful planning and co-ordination between Kenaidan and the Gardai personnel.


All works were supervised by the OPW Architectural Services and the OPW Project Management Services.


Office of Public Works (OPW)

Design Team

OPW Architectural Services, OPW Structural Engineering Services, OPW M&E Services

Project Value

Category 2: €100,000 To €1,000,000



Fit-Out, Healthcare & Community, Public