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Farrans project wins Public Building Award at Irish Construction Excellence Awards


We are delighted to have won the prestigious Public Building award 2022 at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards this weekend.

The North-West Multimodal Transport hub for Translink, designed by architects Consarc, included the refurbishment of the original Grade B listed building, the construction of the waterside train station building to include an active travel centre, the creation of a new Park and Ride Facility and bus turning circle, a Greenway link to the city centre and the demolition of the existing railway station.

This was a complex project which covered building, civil engineering, demolitions and permanent way works.

To fit-out office space in the listed building in which access was shared with the public, we developed a construction phase plan and put control measures in place to ensure minimal disruption to the station operations. We undertook a 10 day decant from the old station into the new, which was extremely successful with minimal disruption.

On the permanent way works, we successfully managed to interface with the clients direct signalling contractor who worked along with our specialist rail contractors. Planned activity meetings, including hour-by-hour programmes, successfully enabled the laying of the new track and signalling equipment to the railways. This was completed, without causing any delays to Translink’s train services.

Find out more about this project by clicking here.