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"I have know Alina Holyst for more than ten years but more particularly in the past five years from the beginning of the planning phase of our distillery project for the restoration of the “Old Distillery” in Monaghan Street Newry.


Alina’s original design was a major influence on the Planning Approval process due to the imaginative combining of old stone structures with modern glass, steel and copper cladding. There was an immediate meeting of mind and spirit with the Town Planners and the Newry, Mourne & Down Councillors assisted greatly by her pleasing personality. Her professional approach has made the process with various disciplines such as Environmentalists, Archaeologists, Structural Engineers and others flow with seeming ease.  I recommend her for projects of all sizes and challenges"


Michael McKeown, Owner Matt. D’arcy & Company Limited

"It’s been a great pleasure to have known and worked with Alina over the past 10 years. She is a very dedicated and talented lady with considerable skills in the area of architecture and design. Alina has worked with me on many different projects over the years. The most recent ones include local community schemes, heritage projects and urban planning designs. In my role as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Northern Ireland, Alina assisted me in many, very successful international projects. 

We worked together on conferences, urban study visits, investment projects and other ventures fostering Irish -Polish business and cultural connections."

Jerome Mullen OBE, 

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in Northern Ireland 

"Alina provided assistance to Delta Packaging Ltd in relation to new investment to provide a new facility for Delta, to strengthen the security of company’s supply offering and extend its geographic reach throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Alina carried out market research and advised on the investment process, and location of the future manufacturing plant. Her architectural and construction background helped to identify an appropriate site, define infrastructure and assist with the preliminary drawings. 


Alina’s services would be an asset and has my highest recommendation." 


Dr Terry Cross OBE 

"Our urban plot was challenging in terms of shape and surrounding buildings, Alina created such a clever design that not only brought lots of natural sunlight into our home but created a beautiful living space. I really enjoyed the process of working with Alina and was amazed at how easy it was for her to find solutions to meet our design brief.  We are really delighted with the results and are grateful for the huge amount of effort and attention to detail. Also her knowledge and approach with planning authorities was key in getting planning permission which can be difficult in a built-up area."

Jackie Fennel

"We have worked with Alina on a number of properties in Northern Ireland and Scotland.  Her unique set of skills, combining architecture, heritage conservation, extensive knowledge of planning policies and investment process, not only resulted in cleverly reimagined renovations but added tremendous value to our portfolio.  We always consult Alina before considering a purchase of a new property or embarking on a new project. Our collaborations led to many successful investments."

Harkin Family

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