Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2017

National Gallery of Ireland
Limerick Smarter Travel Walkway

The award for Heritage and Conservation went to the National Gallery of Ireland Historical Wings Restoration and Refurbishment. The National Gallery on Merrion Square is over 150 years old and houses the largest collection of fine art in the state. In order to bring the gallery up to the standards of a modern international gallery, a significant investment was needed in the fabric of the building. The newly refurbished building is a wonderful space to be enjoyed by the public, and seamlessly combines the old building fabric with the latest in modern technology to create a marvellous visitor experience. Other members of the team include: Client; OPW/NGI, Contractor; John Paul Construction, Architect; Heneghan Peng, M&E Engineers; BDP, Fire Consultants; FLN, Conservation; Blackwoods, QS; Aecom.

The second winner of the night was the Limerick Smarter Travel Route 2 Shared Walking and Cycling Facility, which picked up the Local Authority Engineering Initiative Award. This project involved the provision of a new 4km walkway and cycleway which links Limerick city centre with the University of Limerick. This project is the flagship scheme of the Limerick Smarter Travel Project which received central funding of €9M to develop and promote sustainable modes of transport across Limerick City and Environs. The route was opened to the public in 2016. Other members of the team include: Client; Limerick City and County Council, Contractor; John Cradock Ltd, Environmental Consultants; Ecofact.

It is with utmost pride that we accept these awards as acknowledgement of our continuing mission to provide only the best quality design and service on all of our projects. Huge congratulations to everyone involved who helped to make these projects award winning successes.

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