27.07.2023 / Main Category

Project Completion | IDA Advance Building Solution at the IDA Raheen Business Park, Limerick

This project involved the construction of a new Advanced Building Solution which is a 3,748sq.m., two-storey building consisting of offices and light industrial / production spaces, designed to achieve LEED certification. Works also include a vehicular / pedestrian entrance, signage, new timber post-and-rail boundaries, car parking, cycle shelters, landscaping, gas skid, underground storage tank, ESB substation, switch room, access road and all associated site works. The greenfield site is well serviced and is in close proximity to several existing industrial and commercial units within the IDA Park.

Despite the external supply chain challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we began work on site on October 18th 2021 and completed the project in December 2022. Thanks to careful planning and adequate resource allocation, we were able to tackle multiple work fronts simultaneously and deliver a fast-track development with ease.

Delivered with a minimal impact on the local businesses and residents, this project exemplifies how we pride ourselves in respecting the communities we work alongside. Our close interaction with John Cradock, who oversees infrastructure in the business park, allowed us to communicate our traffic management plans through the neighbourhood business newsletter and ensure smooth day-to-day operations. There was a significant interface with utility providers to ensure that all services and facilities were kept operational too. We are always delighted to support local subcontractors on our projects, and this was no different here, with relationships forged with Speed Line for handrails and balustrades as well as Cummins Tarmac.

We believe that taking care of the environment is our responsibility, and we successfully achieved a zero-landfill target on the project. In line with our LEED silver target, we achieved stringent waste targets, with 80% of the total waste generated recycled on site. LEED compliance was managed by RPS.

We are delighted to announce this project was completed on time and on budget, and we couldn’t be prouder of our team’s superb effort and delivery. With no discernible challenges, this achievement is a testament to our excellent JJR project team, Gearoid Cox (CD), Pat O Malley (SPM), Robbie Kavanagh (SPM), Jason Flynn (PQS), Padraic Kirrane (FM), Eamonn O Donnell (FM), Anthony Guinan (SE), Damian Forde (M&E) and our great rapport and communication with our Client, IDA Ireland and our Design Team partners, including Fewer Harrington & Partners, Arup, and RPS.