Local construction company Stewart has won awards in four categories at The Irish Design and Build Award, where more than 500 people from the world of architecture, engineering, construction and design attended the biggest annual awards ceremony in the industry to date. The event is held to recognise and acknowledge the best in Ireland’s Building & Design projects over the last 12 months. The 2016 judging panel consisted of some of the leading professionals in their fields and was an opportunity to showcase some of the best Irish Building and Design Projects.
Being one of the most competitive years so far, the family-run company were more than content to be recognized for their delivery of prestigious projects such as the elegantly refurbished Knock Basilica, the Design and Build Roscommon County Council Headquarters building and for GRIFOLS International Logistics Centre in Grange Castle, Dublin.
Knock received the Interior Architectural Project award which was well received with the design and construction transforming this religious landmark into a warm meditative space that can accommodate large numbers and has ensured the enhancement of the visitor experience and provided a significant boost to the region.
Roscommon County Council Headquarters had double success with the awarding of both the Architectural Project of the Year and Sustainable Project of the Year. The new, high-quality council offices designed by ABK Architects are exemplary in terms of architectural design, workplace environment, sustainability and energy conservation and were delivered to the highest quality standards by Stewart Construction, achieving the global environmental standard of BREEAM Excellent and a Building Energy Rating of A3.
Rachael Stewart, Business Development Director, stated “it is easy to appreciate this projects success. This understated, yet strikingly elegant modern building greatly enhances the civic character of the town and offers complete council services for the public in one location and we are proud of our involvement in its’ delivery.”
GRIFOLS International Logistics Centre can now add Manufacturing Project of the Year to its growing portfolio of awards. This flagship project for the pharmaceutical giant is a welcome addition to the thriving life sciences sector in Ireland and plays a vital role in attracting other investments from the European and worldwide marketplace. Not only will it provide over 140 jobs for the Irish economy, it has also been announced by Grifols that a further €85 million investment is planned for the Dublin plant which formally opened last year.
Paul Stewart, Managing Director of the family owned company founded in Galway since 1902 expressed the company’s appreciation at receiving such recognition for the hard work the company has put in saying “the delivery of these interesting and complex projects within tight timeframes involved true team work and a partnership approach from all, from the great clients with vision through to the innovative and hardworking design and construction teams on the ground”. Through a personable and leading edge approach to each and every project Stewart continues to grow pushing themselves and pushing the boundaries of the industry.