Shaw’s Department Store, Carlow, Co. Carlow

Shaw's Department Store, Carlow


Shaw’s Department Store


Hamilton Young Architects

Quantity Surveyor

George C Kavanagh & Co.

Structural Engineer

Malachi Cullen

Services Engineer

PMC Partnership


17 Months




Shaw’s is a department store business operating in 15 locations nationwide. After redeveloping the Wexford store Walls were contracted to redevelop the Carlow store. The department store is located in a restricted town centre site with rear access via a local lane and front access from a pedestrian retail street.

The project involved demolition of the existing town centre store which required archaeological works over a three week period and temporary works for supporting surrounding buildings. The completed new build premises is now a 4 storey concrete frame infill building comprises retail space on all 4 floors and deliveries/access space at the rear. The building is split-level with an entrance from the pedestrian street at 1st floor level and rear access at basement level.