On Friday 19th Dec 2014, Gem Purcell successfully and proudly handed over the restored St. Mels Cathedral, Longford, in time for a series of ceremonies, ahead of Christmas Eve Mass 2014. Representatives of Gem Purcell presented Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois with a commemorative chalice in memory of the works that took place and all that were involved in the painstaking and cherished restoration. Fr Tom Healy, Administrator of St Mel’s Cathedral con-celebrated the first Mass since the fire, along with Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop Emeritus Colm O’Reilly and other members of the Clergy. The story of this project was beautifully told in a special RTE documentary, ‘The Longford Phoenix’, which aired on RTE One, on Tuesday 30th December.
We have recently commenced the Fit-Out of the Fáilte Ireland office in Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, to provide a new Tourism Information Office. The works consist of alterations and modifications to the basement and ground floor of the existing 4 storey building at 25 Suffolk Street, in the heart of Dublin City Centre. The project is valued at €0.66m, to be completed over 9 weeks.
We are pleased to be awarded the Main Contract for the construction of Clean-room 03 at the Hollister ULC Pharmaceutical plant in Ballina, Co. Mayo. The project consists of the construction of a new clean-room within the existing warehouse building, along with a new chemical storage facility to the external service yard. The works are being carried out in a live Pharma / Medical Device manufacturing facility, with connections to critical live services. We are utilising BIM technology to manage and co-ordinate the project. The costs are in the order of €6.25m with a 25 week programme, and handover due in Dec 2014.
Purcell Construction is proud to announce that we have recently been accredited to CIRI (Construction Industry Register Ireland). This is a new online resource to help all those who wish to engage competent construction companies, practitioners and builders. It is the only register of construction companies, sole traders and builders that is vetted by Government nominees and industry professionals. To be CIRI compliant, construction companies must comply with the building regulations and an industry code of ethics, prove their tax compliance, meet the health & safety regulations relating to the construction industry and have a track record of competence and experience.