New Shannon Group property shortlisted in major national awards to select the Building of the Year 2021

Monday 17h May 2021: A Shannon Group property located on the Shannon Campus at Shannon Free Zone has been shortlisted for a major national award devised to select the 2021 Building of the Year.

The 33,000 sq ft two storey building has been shortlisted in the national Building and Architect of the Year Awards 2021 in the Commercial section of the competition.

The building at Shannon Free Zone nominated for the award is part of an overall 150,000 sq ft project which has seen the development of three new buildings to add to the Shannon Group property portfolio.

In line with Shannon Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the nominated building has achieved a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification.

Commenting on the award shortlisting Gerry Dillon, Shannon Group Property Director said: “We are excited to see one of our three buildings in this overall development being shortlisted for this prestigious award. We were extremely pleased with the innovative and creative work that our architects O’Neill O’Malley did on the project.  These buildings are developed for clients looking for modern and innovative property solutions and are part of Shannon Group’s future focused strategy to rejuvenate commercial sites throughout the Shannon Campus.”

The innovative design was undertaken on behalf of Shannon Group by O’Neill O’Malley Architecture.  The concept at the centre of the design was to develop a modern 21st century building. The form of the building, with its dramatically angled and honed lines, aims to provide a flagship development for Shannon Group’s property portfolio and signals the rejuvenation of this important industrial area.

Construction work on the buildings was undertaken by Conack Construction and began in 2019. Work on the three buildings was completed in early 2021.

The building nominated for the award, and a second building at the same site is now the location for a multi-million investment by Meira GTx, a clinical-stage gene therapy company.  

For full list of nominees visit A time-lapse footage of the construction can be viewed at

Drone footage of the overall site is available here

The award winners will be announced on Thursday 20th May 2021.