Founded in Dublin three decades ago, Designer Group is an international provider of innovative and sustainable electrical, mechanical and instrumentation engineering solutions. Its global operations span Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and Africa, with a client base spread over 14 sectors.
Designer Group pushes the boundaries in delivering sustainable environments, utilising the latest building information modelling (BIM) cutting-edge technology and software, reflecting the need to balance the impact of construction on our collective futures while maximising the value of its clients’ assets.
Designer Group has a vast portfolio of sophisticated and challenging MEP projects across the pharmaceutical, data centre, manufacturing, commercial, life sciences, infrastructure and energy sectors. Designer Group’s precision of work, optimisation of design, personable approach and the strictest adherence to protocols and regulations have built its longstanding reputation in the industry.
Designer Group People & Culture
Designer Group directly employs a dedicated team of more than 1,000 staff, including over 500 expertly trained operatives, and through its supply chain, supports the employment of hundreds more. The value the team brings to its clients is evident in the large quantity of repeat business Designer Group has been awarded over the years. The business has also made a number of important appointments to its senior leadership team recently, including several internal promotions.
Designer Group Projects
The group’s latest international milestone projects include expansion into the Nordics, adding to its global presence, delivering the first of six phases of a high-profile 36MW data centre near Oslo. This mission-critical facility for a global data provider is powered with 100% renewable energy and is designed with efficiency at its core.
Other stand-out recent and current projects include One Nine Elms landmark towers, which on completion, will be the tallest residential towers in Europe. Linked together with a glazed bridge, the new development will provide over 730,000 sq feet of residential apartment space and panoramic views of London across the River Thames. Additional works at One Nine Elms include the complete MEP and fit-out package of the luxury Park Hyatt five-star hotel, which will occupy the first 18 floors of the river tower.
In Ireland, the electrical specialist works on two critical buildings within Technical University Dublin’s (TU Dublin) Grangegorman campus is another milestone project, which was completed in the spring of this year. TU Dublin’s history stretches back over 120 years, and Designer Group delivered this BIM level 2 project, which will bring TU Dublin’s various city facilities together in a single vibrant environment.
Designer Group Outlook
Designer Group anticipates continued growth to 2025 and beyond, with a strong order book of tier-one clients and a great range of projects in the pipeline. It is also actively recruiting new apprentices and bringing in new graduate engineers and surveyors to support its big growth plans.
Looking ahead, Michael Stone, Chief Executive Officer, Designer Group, says: “Designer Group will continue to invest heavily in its people, upskilling our employees and committing to resourcing technological advancements and sustainable developments. By doing this, we will have better project cooperation, compliance, teamwork, workplace efficiencies, and continue to improve our service offering for clients.”
No 6: Designer Group Engineering
ADDRESS: Clyde House, IDA Blanchardstown Business and Technology Park, Snugborough Road, Dublin 15.
PHONE: 01 860 0520
LINKEDIN: Designer Group
KEY EXECUTIVES: Michael Stone, Chief Executive Officer; Tim Kenny, Chief Financial Officer; Nick Baish, Managing Director (UK); Niall Stone, Director of Engineering.
KEY ACTIVITIES: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
YEAR END: 31/03/2021