Guinness Storehouse Dublin | Kloeckner Metals UK


Location Dublin
Sector Leisure
Main Client Diageo
Architect & Engineer Arup
Steelwork Contractor Steel & Roofing Systems
Westok Solution Westok Cellular Beams


Ireland’s most popular tourist site, The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, is in the process of a major expansion of its facilities.

Diageo’s €16 million investment will focus on two developments; doubling the size of the ‘Gravity bar’ which allows 360 degree panoramic view of Dublin city, as well as creation of a new three storey Hub adjacent to the Storehouse building containing Westok cellular beams.




The Storehouse is an iconic piece of Dublin Structural Engineering and can claim to be arguably Europe’s very first multi-storey steel framed building.

The former Fermenting House was designed by Hignett and Arrol for the Guinness Brewery, and was completed in 1905.

Drawing inspiration from Chicago, the Storehouse is an eight storey steel-framed structure, boasting box columns supporting plate girders with moment resistant end connections.




The girder connections are site riveted down the full depth of the beam. Now referred to as The Guinness Storehouse, it was originally a fermenting house, where wort (the liquor from brewing the malt) was fermented for several days with brewer’s yeast to turn sugar into alcohol.

Kloeckner | Westok assisted Arup to develop the flooring solution to the Hub Extension. Steel & Roofing Systems of Kilkenny have completed many Westok projects in recent years, and SRS have been appointed steel fabricator for this scheme.

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