Having celebrated 10 years in business in 2018, the name O’Sullivan Fabrications Ltd is synonymous with high quality workmanship in Ireland. Their portfolio includes the likes of Cork GAA’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh which was crowned Project of the Year at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards. We caught up with Quantity Surveyor/Manager Anthony Kearney who let us in on the secrets behind their success.
The home of Cork GAA, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, was the toast of the Irish construction sector earlier this year when it was unveiled as the winner in the overall Project of the Year category at the Irish Construction Excellence awards.
The Project of the Year category provided the construction industry and members of the public with the opportunity to vote for their favourite project from thae list of finalists. There were over 12,000 votes cast online, with the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, overseen by John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd, coming out on top.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh reopened in July of last year, having been closed since December of 2014.
The €80m redevelopment project, which brought the stadium’s capacity to 45,300, included the construction of two new stands, one of which contains three tiers, the rebuilding of the Blackrock and City end terraces, the erection of floodlights and the laying of a full-size 4G synthetic second playing pitch with viewing accommodation.
Irish Construction Excellence awards director Colin Walsh said: “Having made the shortlist in itself is an achievement and all the finalists should be justifiably proud. The competition was tough and the winning projects are outstanding.
“Projects like the National Gallery of Ireland refurbishment, The Shelbourne Hotel external façade restoration and the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh GAA stadium will be in the public eye for decades to come.”
Páirc Uí Chaoimh also walked away with the Project of the Year accolade at the Engineers Ireland Excellence awards last November and the numerous awards that have come its way since its completion has been a source of great pride for everyone that was associated with the landmark project on the banks of the Lee.
For example, O’Sullivan Fabrications Ltd of Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick played a significant part…
“We started on site at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in June 2016,” revealed the company’s Quantity Surveyor/Manager Anthony Kearney.
“We specialise in secondary steel work, stairs, hand rails, railings and so on,” he added. “We were responsible for the terrace stalls at both ends and secondary steel around the Main Stand and South Stand. We also worked on the exit gates and wheelchair viewing areasand it was a prestigious project to be involved. It was nice to be part of a job that ended up winning the Project of the Year prize.”
Established by Managing Director John O’Sullivan in 2008, O’Sullivan Fabrications Ltd has developed a reputation for quality which keeps their valued clients coming back for more. Together with a work force of 30 employees, including sub-contractors, they combine to provide a wealth of knowledge and support to their clients
O’Sullivan Fabrications Ltd’s aim is to develop close working relationships with their customers enabling them to better understand and deliver their expectations. From their state-of-the-art workshop in Drumcollogher, they offering a quick turnaround to consistently add value to their clients’ projects.
“We operate nationwide and pride ourselves on our attention to detail and delivering projects on time,” stated Anthony who joined the ever burgeoning company in 2010. “We’re quite busy at the moment, we have a couple of jobs on – one in the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork with Sisk and another we’re presently working on is the redevelopment of the Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick. We have CE marking approval and we’re fortunate in that we have quite a few repeat customers who keep coming back to us.”
O’Sullivan Fabrications Ltd’s philosophy is to supply high quality products that combine high technology with strength, durability and value for money. They above all try to ensure that every customer they deal with is 100% satisfied and if there is any problem, large or small, they have always tried to resolve it to the best of their ability to the customer’s satisfaction.
They are a customer driven company first and foremost and their reputation for looking after their clients speaks for itself.
O’Sullivan Fabrications Ltd
Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, October 2018, Vol 4 No 9