About us

Our mission is to bring quality, affordable housing, which is eu certified, to as many people as possible, in the shortest period of time. Traditional construction methods, have been proven to be too slow and can no longer meet the needs of growing populations around the world. We believe that the new requirements for zero energy buildings will force governments and developers to seek out better systems ,that can bring these requirements to reality for a more sustainable construction world.



Our technology of cold formed steel and structural cement panels allows us to, pre engineer off site, producing the elements of walls, floors and roof sections that can be delivered too site for fast assembly, reducing labour and material costs. Cfs also means that we can be versatile in design and application from residential to commercial , supplying just the elements or a completely finished project depending on the clients need. Our passive certified design partners , vivacitas homes share our passion to bring modern design and the latest technology to reality today, which allows us to complete homes in weeks and at half the cost compared to traditional builds.


Des Lynch

Based in County Roscommon, Ireland, Des has been involved in the family construction and roofing business for over 30 years and his family have been builders for over 70 years. Throughout that period his company employed over 100 direct employees and over 200 subcontractors. As the MD of a vibrant and successful company he managed numerous construction projects including 1,2, and 3 storey apartments, many with underground car parks and built numerous residential housing estates consisting of 2 storey semi-detached and detached houses, some to a very high specification. In recent years Des has also advised companies on affordable housing projects in Asia and Africa.

Email: des@arccen.com

Alan Daly

Alan Daly has over 20 years experience in interior fitout and Decor specialising in Apartment and student accomodation complete turnkey solutions with his company Outfit. Outfit worked on many large projects, such as the Landmark Broadstone Student Accomodation which won awards for Murray O' Laoire Architects, Limerick and the Sante Medical Spa in Dublin and many more around the country. This culminated in Alan opening up one of the biggest Interiors Showroom in Ireland which supplied interior retail outlet for designers and developers. Alan has spent the last number of years with a German Company, CCM Technology who specialised in Cellular lightweight concrete machinery and building systems. He was reponsible for promoting the system and supplying projects and building crews to the Middle East and Africa.

Email: alan@arccen.com

Gerard O'Meara

Gerard has 28 years professional experience in the Design and Management of Major Projects, covering all aspects of the Residential and the Leisure sector; Healthcare; Urban and Rural Planning; Refurbishment of Private Housing and Public Buildings; Facility Planning; Research Facility; Industrial developments, Interior Space Planning; and specialist Design of Power Plant. He also has an extensive background in working alongside a range of public and private organizations, both as clients and in a consultation capacity. His architectural expertise is complemented by additional qualification and experience in project management, with specific application in the construction industry.

Email: gerry@arccen.com

Nick Young

Nick is the founder and managing director of Beer & Young Ltd, the multi award winning corporate finance company. He established the business in 1998. B&Y are best known for raising equity capital, predominantly from their network of private investors, for trading SMEs that are seeking to grow or experiencing financial pressures. As a trusted member of the business finance community Nick has been privileged to participate in the Angel Expert Group Roundtable at 10 Downing Street, a panel chaired by Lord Young of Graffham, lending his experience to their meetings on raising awareness and understanding of the market for business angel investing in the UK.

Email: nick@arccen.com

Simon Donegan

Simon started his business career with the John Lewis Partnership where he succeeded in securing a place on their internal senior management training course and has subsequently held four general manager appointments in different industries directly responsible for workforces ranging from 30 to 1500 employees. Simon is also a former CEO of a 600 employee Plc and more recently has assisted over 60 MD’s in 6 Countries over the last 11 years a consultant. Simon was trained by Group 4 in Quality Assurance, TQM and various British Standards. He has successfully gained certification to EN ISO 9001:2008 in numerous companies he has either managed or assisted as a consultant.

Email: simon@arccen.com

Tony Duncan

Tony is an experienced sales and marketing professional and graduate of CIT Cork and has worked across multi disciplines in business, from hospitality and finance to recycling and construction. In his role of general manager with construction company Asieur in West Africa, he was responsible for multi site management and supply chains. As a skilled negotiator he secured contracts for multi development housing schemes at state level in Nigeria. Having founded companies in Ivory Coast and Nigeria, he has extensive experience in local protocols and business practices. In his role as Sales Director ( Africa) he will be responsible for sales development in the region and also insuring a consistent material supply chain.

Email: tony@arccen.com

Tommy Groarke

Tommy started his construction career as a carpenter before starting his own building company , Groarke Construction which has been building houses and commercial units in Ireland for over 30 years . From one off houses to residential estates , Tommy has always preferred to manage his projects with a hands on approach in the traditional way. He is looking forward to a new challenge with Arccen, and believes that off-site manufacturing and modern methods of construction are the way forward.

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