Clongriffin – Residential Development of 84 apartments
The project consists of a residential development in two Blocks, comprising 84 apartments, 2 Retail Units, and associated communal, storage and ancillary spaces.
Church Street Student Accommodation – 217 student bedrooms and related facilities
he project is for the development of student accommodation comprising 32 ‘House’ units ranging in size between 5 bed space and 8 bed space units - 217 bedrooms in total comprising 212 single bedrooms (including 5 disabled rooms) and 6 twin bedrooms, together with ancillary student accommodation facilities, such as social space, gym (and associated changing areas), pool room, laundry room, management office, etc. (6,376.28sqm in total); café with ancillary take away at ground floor level(199sqm) with associated external seating; and electrical substation and switch room (20.52sqm)
Clondalkin Round Tower
Repair, conservation and refurbishment works to numbers 1, 2 and 3 Millview Terrace, and 15 and 16 Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 for re-use as a retail area and exhibition space at ground floor level, and exhibition space at first floor level, and the construction of a new building which will contain a café, exhibition space, toilets, plant space, storage rooms, corridors, a two storey stairs and lift extension to the rear of these five houses. The external works and the public garden will include: New gardens with new landscaping and upgrade of the boundary walls, between these five houses and the Round Tower. Conservation and refurbishment of the existing cottage gardens in front of 1, 2 & 3 Millview Terrace, Protected Structures, with new paving and landscaping to the front civic space & upgrade of the public realm in the immediate vicinity of the building.
14 Henrietta Street Conservation & Restoration
GEM Construction appointed preferred contractor for the conservation, repair and reuse of 14 Henrietta Street as a museum, showing its development from a mansion for the very rich to a tenement housing more than 100 of Dublin’s poorest citizens.
Annamore Court is a derelict site comprising 38 bedsit apartments that formerly housed older tenants as part of a sheltered housing scheme.
The Iveagh Trust appointed GEM Construction as main contractor to fully redevelop the entire site to provide 70 one bedroom apartments in a new sheltered housing development to house elderly people nominated by Dublin City Council from their housing waiting list.
75 Bed Ward Block University Hospital Galway (UHG)
GEM Construction in a Joint Venture with Elliott Construction called GEM Elliott Construction commenced work on the construction of a new 3,200m2; 75 Bed Ward Block on the University Hospital Galway (UHG) campus.
Digital Hub Development Agency Conservation Project
Conservation, stabilisation and restoration works of No. 1 Crane Street, 7&8 Thomas Street for the Digital Hub Development Agency. The scope of the work include underpinning of foundations, stitching of masonry to stabilise structural movements , General structural masonry/structural repair at all level including repair to chimneys, Extensive timber repairs including new floors, roof structure and repairing of window lintels, Full renewal of roof to No 1 Crane Street and part removal of roof to no 7/8 Thomas Street., Installation of chimney flue linings, Restoration of staircases, wall plaster, ceiling plaster, internal joinery, localised structural repointing, temporary opening of boundary wall between no.9 and the yard to the rear of no’s 1 & 8.
Millitary Archives Facility at Cathal Brugha Barracks
GEM Construction has commenced work on the construction of a proposed Archives Facility at Cathal Brugha Barracks. The Construction of a new build archive building with a footprint of approximately 800m2 to accommodate a multi-level storage system for archive material connecting to an existing building is required to be restored and converted to reading rooms and offices with a floor area of approximately 550m2 together with associated car parking and site works. The Contract requires phased completion of the works.
St Mel’s Cathedral rises ‘Like a Phoenix from the Ashes’
On Friday 19th Dec 2014, GEM Purcell successfully and proudly handed over the restored St. Mels Cathedral, Longford, in time for a series of ceremonies, ahead of Christmas Eve Mass 2014. Representatives of GEM Purcell presented Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh & Clonmacnois with a commemorative chalice in memory of the works that took place and all that were involved in the painstaking and cherished restoration. Fr Tom Healy, Administrator of St Mel’s Cathedral con-celebrated the first Mass since the fire, along with Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop Emeritus Colm O’Reilly and other members of the Clergy. The story of this project was beautifully told in a special RTE documentary, ‘The Longford Phoenix’, which aired on RTE One, on Tuesday 30th December. GEM Purcell are very proud to have been the main contractor for this major conservation project which has been described as "the largest of its kind in Europe".