PJ Treacy & Sons Ltd has been a leading building and civil engineering contractor for over 60 years. Founded by PJ Treacy, the late father of present managing director Martin Treacy, the Enniskillen-based concern has a proven track record on a diverse range of projects, including commercial, industrial, residential, educational, medical, leisure and community, both on public and private sector contracts.
Since taking up his current role over 25 years ago, Martin has built the business’ reputation on quality and sustainability to make PJ Treacy & Sons Ltd one of the premier building companies in Ireland. With an emphasis on quality, safety and the environment, the firm continues to set the highest standards to meet client requirements on time and within budget.
A strong team ethic lies at the heart of its business culture. The Co. Fermanagh company works with its customers, professional teams and its suppliers to develop innovative, value-added solutions to its client basis. Its highly-motivated and skilled project management team ensures every client enjoys a stress-free experience with outstanding results.
While PJ Treacy & Sons Ltd undertakes projects all over Ireland, its secures much of its work locally. It was the main contractor on the new pavilion at the South West Regional College’s CREST Centre in Enniskillen, which was completed in late 2014 and has set new standards in sustainable construction. This building bears the distinction of being Ireland’s largest green technology R&D and training facility.
The £1.75 million Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies (CREST) provides specialist education, training and R&D support to help small and medium-sized firms compete in the multi-billion pound renewable energy and sustainable technologies sectors. It is staffed by a multi-disciplined team of sustainability and innovation professionals.
The pavilion’s design and construction focused on meeting three key sustainable credentials – PassivHaus Certification; BREEAM excellent; and Zero Carbon.
“This was the first time these three criteria were combined in one project,” PJ Treacy & Sons contracts manager Sean McCarron explains.
“We have a strong record in constructing traditional steel and concrete framed structures. However, building a Glulam timber structure incorporating SIP panels was a new challenge for us. But we have a highly-skilled team, so making this adjustment was straightforward, while meeting the additional demands of the three sustainable criteria was also an area that didn’t offer any new challenges.
“We already put a lot of effort into how we plan each project, so that attention to detail was again put in place to ensure we met the requirement of each standard.”
As a local building firm, PJ Treacy & Sons was especially proud to be associated with this project.
“We were delighted to have been involved with such a prestigious contract on our own doorstep. But just as importantly, the CREST will be used to show what can be achieved by using sustainable construction techniques. We relished the challenge of building upon our previous experience and expertise to accomplish what is now recognised as a new standard in building construction excellence,” adds Sean.
PJ Treacy & Sons has also recently completed builds at the North West Regional College sites in Derry and Strabane. The North West Regional College is a leading provider of further and higher education and skills training with over 20,000 students enrolled. In 2014, P J Treacy completed a 5.6m cross-border project in Pettigo, Co Donegal, consisting of a community building, sports centre, play school, street and river scape works.
Current projects being undertaken by the company include the refurbishment of the Holy Cross Church in Lisnaskea, a large extension at the Kerry Foods manufacturing plant in Enniskillen, a 31-house residential development at College Park Lane, Tempo Road, Enniskillen, the final phase of another residential development at Bressy View, Belleek and a new Social Housing site for Apex Housing at Brookeborough, Co Fermanagh.
PJ Treacy & Sons prides itself in creating a safe working environment for all its employees, sub-contractors, clients and site visitors alike. It has robust systems and controls in place that allows it to proactively manage its activities with the aim of achieving zero accidents. Since 2006, the company has been continously awarded a high grade in Safe T Cert certification, which demostrates its continued commitment and prioritisation of health and safety and welfare at work.
The company is also committed to the continual improvement of performance by setting stretching environmental management objectives and targets during the life of all projects. Both ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited, its stringent management systems supports the monitoring of performance in this area and ensures legal compliance and the prevention of pollution to the environment.
PJ Treacy & Sons recycle waste steel, timber, concrete, glass, plastics and packaging on all projects. It strongly advocates the benefits of green technologies to help reduce energy usage and emissions, both during the construction process and throughout the lifetime of the building.
PJ Treacy & Sons Ltd
Building and Civil Engineering Contractors,
Tempo Road Business Park,
Co. Fermanagh BT74 6HR
Telephone: 0044 (0)28 66326747 or 66328100
Fax: 0044 (0)28 66326145
Email: [email protected]
Taken from Building Ireland magazine, May/June 2016, Vol 2, No 2