Extracts from Irish Building Magazine
The West of Ireland is fast becoming a commercial hub for many indigenous and multinational companies and JJ Rhatigan & Company is at the forefront in the construction of innovative and sustainable building solutions to meet these companies’ needs. “We have the experience, capabilities and skillset to deliver best in class buildings” with the company’s expertise spanning from Traditional, Design & Build and PPP projects as well as Refurbishment and Fit-out projects. “We have built up a reputation for delivering construction projects to the highest Quality and Health & Safety standards.”
To this end, the company has recently been awarded Sustainable Building Project of the Year 2014 for the construction of the Medtronic Customer Innovation Centre. The project involved the construction of a new two storey extension over a partial basement for Medtronic Ireland. The ground floor comprises of a central atrium with a reception area, luggage store, kitchenette and interactive communication hub, surrounded by a Customer Innovation Centre containing meeting rooms, a research and development suite and ancillary facilities. The first floor comprises of further meeting rooms, cellular and open plan offices and support facilities, with plant in the partial basement. A two storey link corridor connecting the new centre to the old building was also completed.
In an effort to further develop the western region and attract large multinational companies to set up here, JJ Rhatigan & Company has worked in collaboration with the IDA in the development of facilities for the Medtech and Pharma sectors in Athlone. The company has led the construction of six Research and Technology units, ranging in size from 5,000 ft² – 25,000 ft².
The company’s expertise however spans wider than the medical technology and pharmaceutical sectors. The company has vast experience working with clients in the Food and Drink sector, including Ballina Beverages (Coca Cola), Galmere Foods and Kepak.
“We have also completed projects for Valeo Vision Systems, which involved the construction of a factory extension at the rear and front including new loading bays, a recycling area and the fit out of the reception area, canteen, office space etc. More recently we have completed an office fit out and carpark upgrade at Cameron Ireland head office. We are seeing a real turnaround in the market in the last year with companies upgrading and planning for growth, which is great.”
“We need to invest to build for the future.” In the last three years, the company has completed four large scale projects on the NUI Galway campus, including The Life Course Studies Building, The Arts Millennium, The Science Research Building and The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building. The construction of such facilities is imperative to the West in attracting more and more multinational companies.
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