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O’Reilly Group opens new architectural precast wall manufacturing facility in Cavan

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O’Reilly Group architectural wall panels. Left to right: Emmet Cosgrove , CEO, O’Reilly Group; Vanessa McMahon, CFO, O’Reilly Group; and Terry Farrelly, Precast Director, O’Reilly Group.

The O’Reilly Group has launched its new state-of-the-art architectural precast wall manufacturing facility, located at Taghart South, Shercock, Co Cavan. O’Reilly Concrete Ltd, part of the O Reilly Group, is one of the largest precast frame manufacturers in Ireland and the UK, having designed, manufactured, installed and certified precast systems over the last 15 years. It has a library of prestigious projects for various clients in both jurisdictions. Indeed, in recent times, the company has expanded operations into central Europe, with ongoing projects in Germany.

O’Reilly Group CEO Emmet Cosgrove says that the new architectural facility, now in operation and with orders confirmed, is a natural progression for the business based on increasing demand from its growing customer base. “The facility is capable of manufacturing bespoke architectural walls panels, designed by our in-house design team, which include brick-faced precast panels, coloured rendered finished panels and other bespoke finishes. The on-site construction phase can therefore be reduced by up to 50% with a very small crew compared to traditional build methods. The walls can be completed with windows and doors installed if requested, again saving our clients time and money.”

Emmet Cosgrove is a passionate advocate for modern methods of construction, and he says that the key benefits of using O’Reilly concrete architectural wall units include:

  • Energy efficiency and fire resistance
  • Substantial programme savings
  • Reduced on-site labour requirements
  • Increased quality control in a factory-controlled environment
  • Buildings can be brought to a weathertight status much quicker
  • Very little on-site waste generated
  • Fully integrated structure and external skin system
  • Reduced deliveries to site
  • No scaffolding required.

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O’Reilly Group’s wall panels can be manufactured as single skin panels connected to the structural frame or as a sandwich wall panel consisting of an outer layer of precast concrete with the desired aesthetic finish followed by insulation sandwiched between the inner concrete structural layer.

This new O’Reilly Group facility has created 15 new jobs in Cavan. Demand for the product has grown in recent months as the benefits of off-site construction have become more evident as a direct result of Covid-19.