The Irish family-owned Brogan Group provided Access solutions to help build the Ireland Pavilion at Expo in Dubai alongside 26 other National Pavilions. The worldwide expo, which opened its gates at the start of October, sees 192 countries showcasing their nation through bespoke pavilions until 31 March 2022.

The Irish theme ‘Island of Inspiration’ was chosen to celebrate the Irish Scientific, the Fantastic and a Global Ireland, which Brogan Group itself are an example of, with divisions in Dublin, London, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

Brogan Group scaffolding expertise

Brogan Group used its scaffolding expertise to help construct this national ‘beacon’ designed by Office of Public Works’ architects led by State Architect Ciarán O’Connor and Assistant Principal Architect Ger Harvey, with inspiration taken from the Irish Neolithic and western medieval architecture in the design.

The Irish Pavilion is one of many that Brogan Group worked on as a part of the expo build. The company provided access solutions to build 27 national pavilions and eight public service projects, including lifting the centrepiece Al Wasl Plaza dome, which stands 130 metres wide and 67.5 metres high.

Mast climber and hoist access solutions

In recent years, Brogan Group has been at the forefront of the growing demand for mast climber and hoist access solutions in the Irish market, utilising its extensive experience in powered access, combined with traditional scaffolding, working on some of the most significant construction projects in each region.

Speaking about Expo 2020 Dubai, Rory Connolly, General Manager, UAE, Brogan Group, said: “It has been an honour helping build the World Expo’s celebration of unique architecture, culture and inspiring innovations across the globe, an event that has been going on for 170 years and this year in Dubai welcomed 192 nations. Thanks to all our team for their efforts on delivering access on such a varied and time-sensitive project.

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