Crean Salley Architects

GEM Construction was appointed by Timoney Technology Ltd. as Main Contractor and to the role of Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS), under the 2006 Construction Regulations, for their new corporate Head Office at the IDA Business Park, Johnstown, Navan, Co. Meath. The project consisted of the construction and complete fit out of a new 1,568 sq.m. single storey office development with attached high bay warehouse / test rig building including a 4.5m deep test pit, gantry crane, separate tool rack store, landscaping, carparking, underground attenuation tank, and all ancillary site works.

GEM Construction undertook and completed the project in an extremely competent and professional manner. It would be difficult to speak highly enough of them. The project was completed on time, without fuss and to the total satisfaction of the clients. We are very satisfied with the work undertaken by GEM Construction. They are a quality building contractor, exceptionally professional in their approach and mindful of their obligations, especially in the areas of Quality, Heath, Safety and Environmental.

We would have no difficulty in highly recommending them.

Shane Spring
Pascall + Watson Architects

GEM Construction was appointed as Principal Contractor and PSCS for the construction of the new extension to Regina House Community Nursing Unit in 2013. This new facility includes 10 inpatient beds and ancillary staff accommodation.

The scope of their contract also incorporated the provision of all building services, medical gases, furniture, fixtures and equipment including commissioning and validation, which was completed during their construction programme. The form of Contract used was the Public Works Contract for Minor Building Works and Civil Engineering Works designed by the Employer — PW-CF5
GEM Construction successfully carried the difficult task of completing this new accommodation without disrupting the day to day operation of the existing CN.

We found GEM Construction to be professional, accommodating and eager to deliver the highest quality finish. The project was handed over on time, was completed within budget and to a high quality standard.

We would have no hesitation in recommending GEM Construction for any other contract and would look forward to working with them in the future.

Adrian McNamara
MCA Architects

GEM Group were selected by process of competitive tender and interview to carry out the works at Loyola House, Eglington Road, Dublin 4. I was the director in charge of the project (FKP Architects). This project was extremely complicated given the condition of the house, the required internal modifications, the tight nature of the construction site, the relatively short programme, the amount of concurrent trades and the unpredictable and changeable nature of the client brief.

It was potentially a perfect storm but the project was completed successfully, on time and with a final account agreed with 2 month of completion. The success of the project was due to a very good working relationship between all concerned but the involvement of the GEM Group and the skill, experience and dedication of the management team involved was a critical component.

I have no hesitation recommending the team within the GEM Group who delivered this project.

Gerry Murphy
Project Management
Emirates Dublin Town Office

GEM Construction Co was awarded the fit-out of our new Dublin Town Office. GEM carried out the works to the detailed specification required by our Facilities Contracts Department based in Dubai to replicate our International Office brand, used the world over. The works were completed to the short timeframe required by Emirate's under the Project Management Team appointed by Gem and were completed to the highest standard and within budget.

GEM has been a pleasure to work with from the very beginning. Their Team have been very attentive with an exceptional ability to interpret the design intent all the way through to executing the final product. They were very consistent in providing alternate materials and methods of fabrication that certainly maintained our desired quality. The involvement of their Joinery division in both design and manufacture ensured that critical elements of the project could complete on time.

We would have no hesitation in working with Gem in the future and wish them every success.

Margaret Shannon
Country Manager - Ireland
Whelan & O’Rahily House

We wish to confirm that GEM Construction were the contractors responsible for the redevelopment works at Whelan & O'Rahily House, Ringsend.

The project was a €3.5m Precinct Improvement Scheme on behalf of Dublin City Council encompassing the demolition of existing storage buildings, provision of outdoor privatised spaces for ground floor residential units, new hard and soft landscaping along with the diversion of existing services and the relaying of drainage, all completed on a phased basis while working around the residents who remained in their residential units during the works.

We found GEM Construction to be a very competent contractor who brought a huge amount of experience and expertise to this project from completing similar projects for Dublin City Council over the years. They dealt with all the complicated issues such as the extensive phasing requirement, appeasing and facilitating the local residences in a very professional manner and worked extremely well with the design team. The project was delivered on time and within the client's budget.

We would have no hesitation in recommending GEM Construction for any future projects.

Kerrican Sheanon Newman
Conroy Crowe Kelly Architects

I confirm Conroy Crowe Kelly Architects worked as architects and assigned certifiers with GEM Construction on the recently completed Block 2, Main Street, Clongriffin. The development is an 84nr unit residential scheme, 5-storey comprising 4 floors of apartments over ground floor retail. GEM Construction were the main contractor, the developer Gannon Homes and end user The Iveagh Trust.

The quality of the build was excellent and forward planning and attention to detail evident in how they approached and completed the work. The contract manager and foreman were both dedicated and attentive to any potential issues on site. All staff were helpful and efficient. A good relationship was maintained during the project between the contractor, subcontractors and members of the design team.

Their attitudes to any claims were fair and reasonable.

The job although complex was well managed and in so far we were aware, there was considerable customer satisfaction. I found they acted with integrity in their dealings with both clients and

From my experience I would be happy to recommend GEM.

Richard Bonney
Robin Mandal Architects

GEM Construction Limited were the successful tenderer on a refurbishment project on a Protected Structure at 17 South William Street, Dublin 2. The project was a complex mixed-use utilisation of an early (c1750) house, which had been much altered in the 191h Century and further substantially altered in the 20th Century.

The project involved repair and conservation; structural, acoustic, fire and services upgrading; the insertion of new elements into the structure, including a shopfront; and the preparation of the building for future alternative uses. There was a full design team, led by ourselves, but without a quantity surveyor. The client included works that were required by a tenant, so this added to the complexity of the building process. The project ran exceptionally smoothly during construction. The commitment by GEM to the successful outcome of the project was exceptional. The construction team were a pleasure to work with, particularly as the building was a very complex historic structure.

It has been our experience that the requirement to be very sensitive to the carrying out of works in heritage buildings is not universally understood by building contractors. In the case of this project with Gem, they demonstrated such an understanding and I would have no hesitation in recommending them for similar projects that involve heritage structures. As a Grade 1 Accredited Conservation Practice, we consider that the standard of service supplied by GEM in dealing with this Protected Structure was excellent.


Robin Mandal
RIAI Grade 1 Conservation Architects

Gem Construction Ltd acted as Main Contractor for the above works, carried out under PW-CF5 (Public Works Contract for Minor Works designed by the Employer). The works commenced in late November 2014 and were substantially complete in July 2015.

These works were challenging due to the fragile condition of the buildings, their protected structure status and a very constrained city centre site. The location of the site at a narrow and busy junction demanded carefully designed and implemented temporary works. Complex below ground works, addressing archaeology and high water level (adjacent to underground water course), were carefully undertaken with quick and applied response to a number of unforeseen items.

Gem provided an overall high professional service and quality in planning, managing and executing the works. Of particular note was the considered appointment of sub-contractors with the necessary skill and experience and Gem’s willingness to engage in a helpful and collaborative way on all issues arising on site.

Gráinne Shaffrey
Director, Shaffrey Architects