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Mr Tennant and Mr McCann plan to appoint a contractor to build the 73m structure, which could house up to 2,000 office workers once it is completed. Roland O’Connell of Savills said the property company – which is agent for the building along with CBRE – would begin the search…
The construction industry is set for 14% growth in 2018, according to an annual review by Aecom Ireland. The construction group's latest survey of clients, consultants and contractors found broad optimism in the industry. However that 14% growth figure is perhaps not as impressive as it might otherwise be, given…
Civil engineering returns to growth, while housing is again the strongest performer Irish construction activity rose at a faster pace during December as new orders showed strong growth, the latest industry snapshot shows. The Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) found improving economic conditions supported a higher level of…
UK construction and services company Carillion, which is involved in six projects in Ireland, has collapsed after banks refused to lend it any more money. This throws hundreds of major projects in doubt and brings down one of the UK government's most important suppliers. The company is involved in six…
Next year will be critical for Ireland’s efforts to resolve its housing crisis and critical infrastructure issues, writes Tom Parlon. With major investment in housing and infrastructure from Government in the pipeline, the Construction Industry Federation expects a significant increase in both areas. How and where this investment translates into…
THE IRISH SUBSIDIARY of tech multinational Intel has secured planning permission which could help the firm create a major new chip-manufacturing facility. Last year, Intel Ireland submitted a revised planning application for an 88,000 square metre manufacturing plant in Collinstown Industrial Park, Leixlip. This application has been granted by Kildare…
As new data centre planning permission laws are discussed, CAPEX could increase in the years ahead. Ireland is the new hot spot for data centre investments in Europe with researchers expecting the country to ramp up €8bn in aggregate data centre constructions between 2009 and 2021. “There has been an…
John Paul Construction has announced the recent appointment of John Keaveney to its Board as Construction Director. With over 24 years experience in the industry and having served at Director level for the past 10 years John has a strong track record of success in senior leadership roles and in…
More than 30,000 new one- and two-bedroom rental properties will be needed in Dublin by 2022 to sustain new jobs in multinational companies and growth in inward investment, a new report says. The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, which represents US multinationals and some of the biggest employers in the…
THE GOVERNMENT, IN partnership with the IDA, are working to identify sites around the country that would be suitable for large data centres. The proposed plan, which was first mooted before the summer, was brought to Cabinet earlier this week for approval. The Taoiseach is pushing for Ireland to become…
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