Corbel Developments Ltd was established by Patrick and Cathal O’Connor to develop and build property using their extensive construction project expertise. Projects range from small one-room extensions, full refurbishment works to complete new-builds and fit-outs and housing schemes. Corbel are registered with Homebond and the SEI to facilitate all grant aided home improvements.

Background and Experience:

Cathal O’Connor has over sixteen years post graduate project experience from architectural practice to site operations. He joined the award winning practice Wilson Architecture after graduating from college, working closely with practice principal Billy Wilson and other leading Architects. He joined the RIAI (Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland) in 2003 and subsequently worked with KJ Barry & Associates, Consulting Engineers & Architects, working on a range of residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. Invaluable experience was gained in the areas of site feasibilities, planning procurement, design and detailed design implementation, negotiating contract and contractor appointments to site supervision and hand-over. Cathal received a Diploma in Applied Project Management in 2006 at University College Cork, and joined the IPMI. 

Duties range from procuring contract work to project delivery on site including interpreting individual client briefs for approval, providing the relevant costings, contract programmes, coordinating construction on site including labour and materials, safety statements, architectural detailing, quality control and general project management.

Patrick O’Connor has over forty years of project experience in business management. He established his own construction business in the early eighties, manufacturing and selling timber framed homes nationally. He pioneered the timber-frame industry in Munster and co-founded the ITFMA (Irish Timber Frame Manufacturer’s Association). Patrick also developed and built large scale housing schemes through a series of successful joint venture initiatives and directly purchased land deals. He also completed a large portfolio of general building contract work as an integral part of his construction group’s operations.


Patrick O'Connor oversees the strategic planning of the development business providing development expertise and nurturing business relationships for joint venture partnerships and general business strategy if required.


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