Another record-breaking year for John Paul Construction, 2020 saw the contractor’s turnover peak at €447.8m, €363m of which was generated in Ireland.
John Paul Construction Projects
John Paul Construction has enjoyed great success across various sectors and regions. In the south of Ireland, following the successful completion and handover of major projects for Edwards Lifesciences and Regeneron in Limerick, and Bausch + Lomb in Waterford, the company commenced work on two projects on the Eli Lilly campus in Dunderrow, Kinsale, and has returned to Pepsico’s plant in Carrigaline to construct a new production building.
The contractor’s civils team has also commenced road upgrade works at IDA’s Carrigtwohill Business and Technology Park as part of IDA Ireland’s infrastructure and upgrades programme.
There are two new additions to Cork city’s skyline with the erection of two John Paul Construction tower cranes on Washington Street to construct a new 280-bed student accommodation scheme on the former Square Deal site for Round Hill Capital. In Dublin, Round Hill Capital has also appointed John Paul Construction to build its 368-bed Ardee Point student accommodation scheme in The Liberties. The contractor also has been appointed by MSD on a new 17,500 sq metre biopharmaceutical manufacturing and research facility at its Dunboyne campus, working with the PM Group as part of an integrated project delivery (IPD) model. IPD is a fast-track delivery model with both design and delivery streams working concurrently and leveraging substantially on modular and off-site construction. The residential apartment market continues at a pace in Dublin. In this sector, John Paul Construction recently commenced work on Sandyford Central for Richmond Homes. This is a design and build development providing 564 high-specification apartments over six distinct blocks, anchored by a landmark 17-storey tower. The contractor has also broken ground on Kennedy Wilson’s SLX residential development on the site of the former Stillorgan Leisureplex. This comprises 232 apartments in buildings ranging in height from four to eight storeys, all over a double basement. Additionally, work continues on the next phase of The Grange residential development in Stillorgan for Kennedy Wilson, which consists of 287 apartments. It is also nearing completion on Tribal Development’s landmark 374-unit Charlestown development.
On the international front, John Paul Construction established new offices in Amsterdam. The primary focus for John Paul Construction in new European markets will be on data-centre and life-science projects. Its teams have already commenced pricing several projects and are looking forward to commencing works on the ground before the end of 2021. Providing delivery excellence for clients in different markets to the same exacting standards is a key part of the company’s strategic plan. John Paul Construction’s focus on developing the data centre side of its business has seen it appointed by a major data-centre client to construct a new hyperscale 16MW data centre in Swindon in the UK. This follows successful projects for this client in the Middle East and Ireland. In Scotland, the contractor recently completed work on a further phase of scour repairs to the A9 Cromarty Bridge for Transport Scotland. Its appointment follows on from a successfully completed project in 2017. The works involved excavating the seabed around the pile caps, dredging the local surface and carrying out a repair solution using rock armour and specialised geotextile membranes.
John Paul’s sister company Absal Paul is engaged on projects in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, delivering data centre projects, a new terminal fit-out at Bahrain International Airport and a €70m refurbishment of the Saudi Arabian Central Bank in Riyadh.
No 4: John Paul Construction
Address: Dundrum Business Park, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14.
Phone: 01 215 6100
Linkedin: John Paul Construction
Key Executives: Liam Kenny, Managing Director; Conor O’Donnell, Financial Director; John Keaveney, Construction Director; Paraic Keogh, Construction Director; John Moran, Construction Director; Niall O’Connor, Construction Director; Liam Casey, Associate Director – Business Development.
Key Activities: General Building, Civil Engineering.
Year End: 31/12/2020