Established in 1925, building contractor PJ Hegarty & Sons UC operates throughout Ireland and the UK, with offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and London. Its principal areas of operation are large complex projects in all sectors, including commercial, pharmaceutical, high-tech, hotel/leisure, residential and civil engineering.
PJ Hegarty services
Over 95 years in business, PJ Hegarty has built up significant resources and expertise and has an annual turnover of over €350m, with 450+ people directly employed. Its primary activity is undertaking large, complex projects in commercial, retail, tourism, pharmaceutical, high-tech and institutional buildings, refurbishment and civil engineering works.
In addition to technical and plant resources, PJ Hegarty has a strong financial base, allowing the execution of multiple large projects simultaneously. The company’s success over the years is based on sound financial and management principles. It is this emphasis, combined with a solid base of traditional craft skills and professional management, that has placed it at the forefront of Irish contractors.
PJ Hegarty offers a full range of construction services, including management contracting, design & build, alliance/partnering and PPP contracts, in addition to traditional building arrangements. The range of work undertaken varies in type and size, from multimillion- euro contracts to small- and medium-sized projects.
Recently completed projects
Recently completed projects include Project Fitzwilliam, Dublin 2, for the ESB; Salesforce Tower and hotel (Dalata), a large-office block and hotel for Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) at Spencer Place, Dublin 1; and Penrose Quay, Cork.
Project Fitzwilliam, a premier site in the heart of Dublin’s Georgian core, is a new mixed-use development (GFA 43,000 sq metres). The project also included refurbishing several listed buildings along Mount Street, Dublin.
The office element at the Spencer Place project will be occupied by software company, Salesforce, which has agreed to occupy 430,000 sq feet, with an option over a further 100,000 sq feet. RGRE is developing the scheme. The letting is the country’s largest in history. The development’s 200-bedroom, four-star hotel has been leased to the Dalata Hotel Group.
In Cork, the Penrose Dock development achieved two Gold LEED buildings, of 80,000 sq feet and 170,000 sq feet, with open floorplates of up to 20,000 sq feet, along with an open public plaza, gym and cafe. It is the tallest office building developed in Cork city, at nine storeys.
Projects nearing completion
Projects nearing completion include the residential element of Spencer Place, Dublin for RGRE; and a new prison facility in Limerick for the Irish Prison Service. When fully completed, the Spencer Place scheme will include 325 residential units in three blocks and a 102-unit aparthotel.
Projects currently on site or commencing shortly include a new office block at Central Park, Sandyford: two new large-scale data centres in West Dublin; a 20,000-sq-metre logistics warehouse in Kildare: a new administration building for Boston Scientific and a lab expansion project, both in Cork.
PJ Hegarty & Sons UC
ADDRESS: Davitt Road, Inchicore, Dublin 12. PHONE: 01 455 6270
LINKEDIN: PJ Hegarty & Sons
KEY EXECUTIVES: John Hegarty, Executive Chairman; Kevin O’Brien, Operations Director (Eastern Region); Sean Carrigy, Operations Director (Southern & UK Regions). KEY ACTIVITIES: General Building, Civil Engineering.