Contractors, Walls Construction Ltd. have commenced work on the multimillion IDA Advanced Technology Building in Waterford. Designed by Kavanagh Tuite the project comprises the construction of an Advance Technology Unit with associated services.
The unit will be completed to shell & core level and has been designed to achieve the environmental accreditation of LEED Silver CS standard. The gross floor area of the work is 2,324m2 / 25,014ft2. The project will create employment for upwards of 50 construction personnel during the construction phase the majority of whom will be locally employed staff and subcontractors. The project is scheduled for completion in November 2014.
This is the first time since the early 1980s that IDA Ireland has funded and managed the construction of an advanced property solution for the marketplace. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.
Barry O’Leary, CEO at IDA Ireland said: “The availability of high quality property solutions is a key component in winning FDI projects. These initiatives will advance the product offering for the South-East and therefore underpin the conversion of projects from IDA’s pipeline. Furthermore, these initiatives by IDA will address the current deficit of suitable property solutions and promote investment into regional locations. IDA’s direct intervention to construct these buildings is due to the absence of private funding available to do so.”
Walls Construction has been in business since 1950 and the management and engineering skills built up since its formation has enabled Walls Construction to establish itself as one of Ireland’s leading construction companies delivering project in the public, commercial and industrial sectors through a diverse pool of experienced professionals, supported by comprehensive resources.
Minister turns the Sod On at the Walls Construction Project
Cathal Healy – Contracts Manager Walls Construction
Eugene O’Shea – MD Walls Construction
Minister Richard Burton
Jimmy Byrne – Project Manager Walls Construction
John Nolan – Business Development Walls Construction
Mary Buckley – Head of Regional Development & Property
Frank Conlon – Manger Property Division IDA Ireland
As one of Irelands largest contractors they employ in excess of 200 full time staff and are synonymous with the successful completion of a number of landmark construction projects in the country, including the redevelopment of the The O2 Venue, Trinity Biosciences on Pearse Street, the 5 Star Cliff House Hotel Waterford, the Sports Leisure & Learning Centre at UCD Belfield, the Maternity Hospital at Cork University Hospital and Ireland’s only BREEAM outstanding rated building the Bord Gais Network Services Centre in Finglas.
Walls Construction have over 20 current project in progress ranging in value from €500k to €30m which include St Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny, Kerry Group’s Gobal Technology & Innovation Centre Naas, National Ambulance Centre Fit-out Dublin & Donegal and the Montrose Student Residences at UCD. Contract Programme: 35 Weeks.