DHD Construction are the contractors for this major development in the Health Care sector in Dublin, and, not for the first time, have commissioned Alcrete to manufacture and deliver the precast concrete solid & twin walls for the three story building.
Alcrete, part of the Shay Murtagh Group, have successfully completed the manufacturing of the solid & twin walls, parapets, columns and floor slabs, all of which have been delivered to the site, and the fit-out is continuing.
The new Primary Care Centre is the result of a partnership between Dublin City Council and Woodbine Primary Care Ltd., and is located on a site owned by Dublin City Council on Tonlegee Road. It is a much needed health centre, and will consolidate the Primary Care teams from Edenmore and Harmonstown, as well as providing a new mental health unit.
As in all projects involving health, safety is a primary concern, and precast concrete is recognised as one of the safest available materials in the construction industry. The units are manufactured at Alcrete’s modernised and fully automated facility in Arthurstown, Co. Kildare, and delivered to the site as and when required. Their installation is a comparatively simple matter, using cranes rather than scaffolding and manual labour, and requiring minimal numbers of skilled workers on the site.
Shay Murtagh and Alcrete’s precast concrete exceeds the requirements of the fire safety regulations, an essential consideration in such projects, and has the added benefit of a high level of sound proofing, minimising the work on this at the final stages of the fit-out.
The Edenmore project was beset with difficulties at the commissioning and planning stages of the development, and there were delays, and objections to the scheme. However, once the plans had been approved DHD and its sub-contractors moved swiftly and efficiently, and the result is a modern health care facility that will serve the people of Dublin Bay North, and particularly Edenmore and Raheny, for many years to come.