December 2016 Newsletter
Still going strong at Errigal Throughout 2016 we have exceeded our targets and goals and with the successful delivery of our training programme, the future looks bright.
We continue to have an excellent Health & Safety record, something we are very proud of.
20 Years of Errigal
Damien Treanor, Director.
Health & Safety Update With over 1.5 million man hours worked accident free in 2016 we continue to achieve high standards for Health and Safety. We are proud of our commitment to Health & Safety across all the projects we are involved in.
All our site managers are SMSTS qualified and first aid trained as standard. With over 850 operatives currently active, our 80 plus strong management team help contribute to strong working practice on all our sites.
Jonathan McCusker, Health & Safety Manager and Marianne Treanor, Health & Safety Officer.
Cormac McCloskey, Director.
Our Health & Safety Department has also benefited by the addition of two new Health & Safety staff.
Our group team at Schiphol Rijk who were awarded safety Sub Contractor of the year in October.
We were nominated for several awards throughout the year. At The Fi t Out Awards 2016 i n Dublin we won Sub-Contractor of the year award. InAugust the Errigal team also attended The FIS Awards 2016 in London where our Facades team took home the Gold Award for The Angel Lane Student Accommodation Development in Stratford, London.
Mark Landers and Cormac McCloskey receiving our award from Professor Gerald Farrell, Director and Dean of the College of Engineering and Built Environment, DIT.
Angel Lane in progress.
Angel Lane Student Accommodation complete.
Peter McCloskey & Brendan Treanor with the FIS award for Steel Framing System.
SFS Installation work.
The Errigal team at the FIS Awards.
Errigal: ‘Training is Our Future’
Our first two groups of 16 have now completed their training at our academy and we will continue to grow our training facility in 2017. Well done to all involved. There are currently 48 trainees on site in the UK and Ireland. We are well on our way to achieving our target of training 200 operatives by December 2018.
Errigal Training Academy.
‘A first for the Drywall Industry in the UK and Ireland’
In conjunction with South West College, Enniskillen we commenced our 2 year Drywall apprenticeship in October. We now have 34 apprentices in full time employment while they complete their training with Errigal Contracts. In 2017, a further 64 will start their apprenticeship. “This apprenticeship is particularly attractive for prospective students because of the partnership wi th Err igal Cont racts. Er ri gal i s a l ocal company with a global reach, and apprentices can expect to work on major projects across a wide range of locations.” - Ciaran McManus , South West College, Enniskillen.
Group Two Apprentices who started on 11th November.
Cormac McCloskey and Damien Treanor - Directors of Errigal Contracts pictured with Stephen Bowcott - CEO, John Sisk & Son at the launch of our apprenticeship program in October.
Apprentices in the classroom.
Apprentices in the training facility.
Group One apprentices at the launch of the course.
Errigal continues to conquer Europe
During 2016, we completed 12 projects in Mainland Europe with an average of 120 operatives on the ground across 4 countries. 2017 already looks set to surpass this with new projects lined up in 8 cities as well as 3 more countries added to our European portfolio.
European Project Locations
Senior Quantity Surveyor.
Partitions under construction in Frankfurt Data Centre.
Frankfurt Data Centre in progress.
Typical Primark Store Atrium Works.
Typical Primark Store Escalator Works.
A completed Primark store ready for the grand opening.
Errigal Façades Division
Works on our façades projects in London and the South East region continue to flourish. Galaxy House in Croydon (valued of £7m approx.) with our through wall system was clad in Gebrik and is due to complete ahead of programme early next year.
Block C & D, East Elevation Galaxy House, Croydon. November 2016
Aluminium Rainscreen Cladding with structural steel frame. Block C, West Elevation, Galaxy House.
Gebrik Cladding, Aluminium Soffit and Facias. Galaxy House, Block C & D.
We commenced works on our full facade solution for McAleer & Rushe at No. 1 Lambeth High Street in October 2016. It is due for completion in November 2017.
CGI of Lambeth High Street, London.
We are currently working on projects from Belfast to Limerick, for major contractors in the regions with over €15 million of work on site in November 2016. Ireland Bounces Back
WestPharma, Waterford. December 2016.
WestPharma, Waterford. December 2016.
Adelaide Street, Belfast.
Adelaide Street, Office Fit Out. December 2016.
Bristol Myers Squibb, Dublin. North Atrium to labs & offices. November 2016.
- Cormac McCloskey, Director.
Dub57, Data Hall 2, Blanchardstown. September 2016.
Adare Manor, Limerick. December 2016.
Feature Project 1 - Residential
The Corniche comprises of a mixed use development made up of 252 residential units of which 84 are affordable (senior living) accommodation over 26 floors including office & commercial space occupying the ground and first floor. The Corniche is situated at 20-21Albert Embankment London; a highly prominent site on the South Bank of the River Thames. Errigal Contracts are pleased to be working with St. James to carry out works on partitions, ceilings including GRG and screeding on this development. We have also recently completed the full internal fit out of the Sales and Marketing suite and show apartment. The Corniche Apartments / Dumont Marketing Suite Client: St. James Value: £6.1m
Peter McCloskey, Project Manager.
The Corniche site, November 2016.
Site Managers meeting at The Corniche site.
- Project Director, St. James.
GRG Moulding installed in Living Room, October 2016
GRG profiles in manufacture at Gillespies UK manufacturing plant.
Feature Project 2 - Retail
Eldon Square Client: Sir Robert McAlpine Value: £800k
Errigal Contracts were appointed for the Partitions and Ceilings package in November 2015.
Enda McGarrity, Project Manager.
A large element of these works included a new feature GRG ceiling which was co-ordinated with a new lighting design to give a refreshing new look to well known Sidgate and High Friars Mall areas. Due to the complex nature of the project, many of the Bulkhead and Blind Box profiles were manafactured off site. In addition to this, the design and development of the GRG units were key to achieving the programme in time and on budget. Throughout a 25 week programme the construction team on site were the integral link between the design and what everyone would see as the new multimillion pound Eldon Square refurbishment.
Ceilings work at Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Newcastle. September 2016.
Ceilings and partitions at Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Newcastle. September 2016.
Thomas Dixon, Sir Robert McAlpine.
Wavey GRG wall panels at Eldon Leisure. October 2016.
Completed GRG Light Troughs. October 2016.
Errigal in the Community
At Errigal, we believe in supporting our local community and getting involved with various clubs and initiatives. A large percentage of our workforce are local and we are proud to sponsor various teams and groups.
All Ireland Champions
Gaeil Triucha All Ireland Leiru winners at the Ulster Presidents GAA Awards.
St. Colms Gaelic Athletic Club.
Kevin Lynch Hurling Club. Under 16 Minors.
Errigal Contracts’ very own Ciara King and Mark Skinnader receiving their All Ireland Medals for their winning Leiru presentation in Scór Sinsear.
Truagh Ladies win the County Final.
Truagh Ladies Gaelic Athletic Club. County Champions 2016
Junior Achievement Ireland
Junior Achievement promotes a knowledge of business in Primary and Secondary level schools. We were delighted to participate and begining in April, for 6 weeks we spent every Friday with children in both St. Dympna’s and St. Patrick’s National Schools.
Damien Treanor, Director with the children and their teacher from St. Patrick’s N.S in the Training Academy. May 2016.
- Martina Corrigan, Errigal Contracts.
Damien Treanor, Director with the children and their teachers in St. Patrick’s N.S. April 2016.
Mark Landers & Martina Corrigan with the children in St. Dympna’s N.S. April 2016.
Staff Activities and Training We are currently training and up-skilling 12 graduates across various departments including Site Management, Quantity Surveying, Accounts and IT.
Site managers at SMSTS Training in The Errigal Training Facility
Site foremen and management at First Aid training in The Errigal Training Facility.
Site operatives receiving a Safety Toolbox talk on the Chancery Lane site.
Peter McCloskey conducting a class on site rules at The Errigal Training Academy.
Berkeley Foundation Golf Tournament. London. June 2016.
Above: Errigal staff enjoying the Berkeley 7’s Football Tournament. London. April 2016.
The Fit Squad at The Eliminator Challenge! May 2016.
A Big Errigal Welcome
We would like to welcome all the new people that joined the Errigal Team in 2016. Including Quantity Surveyors, Civil Engineers, Construction Managers, Project Managers, Accounting staff, and Admin - we are delighted to have you all on board.
Cormac McCloskey, Director.
India Update We continue to work on this landmark project in Mumbai for Lodha with a contract value of £10m. Completion is planned for 2017.
World Towers, Mumbai, India.
Errigal by Numbers 2016
£62m Projected Turnover 2017
21 Live UK Projects
10 Live Projects in Ireland
6 New Clients
£48m Turnover 2016 *
60% Turnover Secured
8 Live Projects outside the UK & Ireland
* This figure does not include any works in India.
A Special Mention...
...To Clients, Suppliers, Manufacturers & Distributors for your excellent service throughout the year. Below is only a selection but we thank you all for your continued support and look forward to working with you again in 2017!
Distribution & Manufacturers
Get in touch..
Ireland: Ardginny, Killybrone, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan. Phone: +353 4770709
UK: 9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YF Phone: +44 203 427 5608
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