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ICE Awards

We are delighted to have been involved in the Pearse Lyons Distillery project which has just been awarded an ‘Irish Construction Excellence Award’ in the ‘Public or Heritage Building’ category. The project by John Paul Construction was recognised as the overall category winner at the ICE Awards Gala held in Dublin on the 29th March. Many congratulations to John Paul Construction, architects TOTP and everyone associated with the project.

The awards aim to recognise performance excellence for the contracting sector in Ireland  and are an opportunity for the industry to highlight achievement across the full range of construction disciplines and project categories.

“It’s great to see this project receive recognition on a platform such as the ICE Awards.” says Topglass Technical Sales Manager, Gerard Kelly, “The Pearse Lyons Distillery was an extremely significant project for us as it exemplifies everything Topglass does best. Our portion of the works consisted of the construction of a frameless glass spire for the church renovation and a bespoke art glass façade and curtain walling system for the visitors centre.”

Topglass Contracts Manager, Damien McKernan managed the glass installations to the visitor centre, “We designed and installed a full glass façade for this building including 470m2 of aluminium curtain walling and a specially commissioned feature glass art work which is the centre piece of the building’s exterior. We are very proud of this project and are delighted for John Paul Construction on their success in the awards.”

The development of the glass spire was the result of working closely with the client, architects, glass engineers and the main contractor over a period of 18 months. This culminated in the delivery and site construction of the spire which was completed over a fifteen hour period.

 “The project had to be planned and managed with micro precision, particularly as after months of development and planning it was to come together in such a short space of time and in a sensitive environment.” Continues Gerard Kelly, “Our production and site teams worked extended hours outside of their usual shift patterns to allow for this, an incredible team effort went into its delivery.”

For more on this project, including our timelapse footage of the spire construction visit our portfolio pages -

Pearse Lyons Distillery Portfolio

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