16.03.2022 / Main Category
Construction gets under way on our IDA projects in Limerick & Waterford
JJ Rhatigan & Company is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract for construction of IDA Ireland’s third Advanced Building Solution at IDA Waterford Business & Technology Park, Butlerstown, Waterford.
Construction is at an early stage; but already there’s been tremendous progress on site with the compound and hoarding established and work started on preparing the ground and stripping the topsoil.
The building will aim to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standard certification and that has been and will be the focus throughout the design and construction periods. Having purpose-built solutions like these are crucial in seeking to attract multinational companies that will in turn boost employment opportunities in the area.
Along with this news, JJ Rhatigan & Company is currently on site with another project for the IDA in Limerick. The building project is a two-storey building consisting of offices and light industrial/ production spaces and is located within the ‘Enterprise & Employment’ zoned lands in IDA’s Raheen Business Park. Our construction team has been on site since November of last year. The construction is in two parts; with the structural steel of the production area complete, the composite panel roof started last week, and the cladding commencing next month. The building will boast office spaces spanning two storeys. The structural steel for this section of the project is approximately 90% complete. Next month will see the commencement of ground and first floor construction, which will allow the envelope to be finished and the block walls to progress. This will be swiftly followed, from April onwards, by the mechanical and electrical installation and finishes. The project too will aim to gain a LEED Silver certification for the shell and core at its completion in Autumn of 2022.
JJ Rhatigan & Company has recently constructed other buildings for IDA Ireland in Parkmore, Galway and in Finisklin, Sligo the latter of which is a finalist project in the upcoming Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2022. We are delighted to have been appointed as the main contractor for the Limerick and Waterford Advanced Building Solution facilities and we look forward to completing both facilities on budget and on programme, continuing our very successful relationship with IDA Ireland.