Tuesday 20 August 2019

New contractor to be appointed to Dame Street plaza job

Construction company John Paul is currently removing its scaffolding and hoarding from the Central Bank plaza site on Dublin's Dame Street
Construction company John Paul is currently removing its scaffolding and hoarding from the Central Bank plaza site on Dublin's Dame Street

Fearghal O'Connor

A new contractor has been appointed to the Central Bank plaza in Dublin's Dame Street.

Construction company John Paul is currently removing its scaffolding and hoarding from the site. A new specialist contractor is expected to come on site soon, it is understood. It was unclear if this would require a new tendering process. John Paul was appointed under a management contract by international real estate firm Hines earlier this year. Such contracts have a degree of flexibility that allow for change during a project, it is understood. Hines and Hong Kong based Peterson Group concluded the acquisition of the former Central Bank buildings after the bank vacated the building in March,

"A first-stage management contractor (John Paul) was appointed to undertake the initial works which included a full strip out of the outdated mechanical and electrical fixtures and worn out fixtures and fittings throughout the 11-storey building," said a spokesman for Hines Real Estate Ireland. "That work also included the procurement of all the key works packages for Hines. The first strip-out stage of the project has reached its conclusion and all the key packages of work are ready to start. A new specialist contractor has been appointed for the next stage and they will bring their own scaffolding and hoists to site in the coming weeks and erect a different hoarding to facilitate their operations which is why the scaffolding has altered on site within the past week."

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