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Boland's Quay Development

 

Project:              Boland’s Quay Development 
 Main Contractor: BAM Building
 Client:   Boland’s Quay Development Group
 Project Value:   €164m

 

 

Pic - http://www.bolandsquay.com/gallery.php

 

 

 

The Mattest Dublin laboratory has been contracted by the construction contractor BAM Building to provide the materials testing contract for the new Boland’s Quay commercial hub in Dublin.

 

The project involves the provision of 3 new landmark buildings comprising approximately 36,851m2 of office, residential, retail and cultural space. The development will also involve the restoration of a number of protected mill buildings and the creation of a new civic plaza looking onto the waterfront at Grand Canal Dock. A new pedestrian bridge will link the plaza to Ringsend Road.

 

Set in the heart of Dublin’s thriving docklands with a unique frontage to the Grand Canal Dock, this exciting new landmark development will transform the Dublin skyline and surrounding urban landscape, taking its place as the city’s most prestigious new corporate address.

 

Strabane Academy New State of the Art School Building

 

 

  Main Contractor:  Woodvale Construction
 Client:   Education Authority & Strabane Academy
Estimated cost:  £21.47m

Strabane Acadmey

 

Mattest Belfast have been awarded the materials testing contract with Woodvale Construction, on the development of the new school for Strabane Academy. The project is planned to be completed by June 2021.

 

The new academy will provide a two storey building providing a state-of-the-art post primary school with classrooms and support accommodation in accordance with the recommendations of the Department of Education’s Building Handbook. The new build will accommodate 700 pupils aged between 11 to 18 years.

 

 Details and imagery approved by Woodvale Construction and Mr Hampton, Principal of Strabane Academy.

 

 

Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital

 

 Main Contractor:  Graham-Bam Healthcare Partnership
 Client:   Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
 Estimated cost:   £57m

 

http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net/about/3006.htm 

Mattest Belfast have been selected by Graham-Bam Healthcare Partnership to carry out all the materials testing of the redevelopment project to construct a new maternity unit on the Royal Victoria Hospital complex.

 

The new hospital unit will provide the future for Maternity Services in Belfast. The new Midwife Led Unit will have en-suite rooms, each with birthing pools. It will provide the safety of a hospital in a homely setting. The delivery suite, obstetric theatres and the neonatal intensive care unit will all be based on one floor with easy access between one another.

 

The project began in early 2017 and will be completed by the end of 2019.

 

Covanta Dublin Waste to Energy

Covanta

 

Mattest Dublin completed testing for a number of contractors engaged in the construction of the Dublin Waste to Energy facility, the facility converts waste that cannot be reused or recycled into clean energy. 

Contractors on site that Mattest provided a quality construction materials testing service for included: 

PJ Hegarty & Sons 

Kwik Structures 

FK Lowry

BAM Contractors

  

Project features: 

  • Annually diverts up to 600,00 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill

  • Generates enough electricity for up to 80,000 homes

  • Potential heating for 50,000 additional homes

 

 

 

 

A6 Dualling - Randalstown (M22) to Castledawson

 Project:   North Western Key Transport Corridor
 Main Contractor:   Graham/Farrans Joint Venture
 Client:   Department for Regional Development, Roads Service
 Estimated cost:   £160m
 

 

 Belfast NDG

Mattest Belfast have been awarded the contract for all of the materials testing for the A6 dualling project, Randalstown (M22) to Castledawson. The project will see the upgrade of the A6 up to dual carriageway standard from Randalstown to Toome, and from Toome to Castledawson. The extensive 12 km project began in May 2017 and the two sections of the works are due to open in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

 

 

Capital Dock Dublin

Main Contractor:                      J. Sisk & Son

Client:                                      Kennedy Wilson

Architect:                                 O’Mahony Pike

Engineer:                                 Waterman Moylan

 

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Pic - http://capitaldock.ie/gallery.php

 

The Mattest Dublin laboratory has been contracted by the construction contractor J. Sisk & Son to provide the materials testing contract for the new Capital Dock living space and contemporary office building in Dublin.

The 4.8 acres Capital Dock introduces a unique, campus-style working environment to the Dublin City Centre. Built in a single phase the scheme enhances working life through its thoughtful balance of property types and open spaces and its pivotal positioning at the head of two transformational new Docklands bridge connections. Rising to 23-storeys, The Hailing Station apartment building will be a defining feature of the Docklands skyline, treating its residents to sublime views.

 

 

 

 

Dun Laoghaire Library & Cultural Centre

 

 

 

 Client:           DĂșn Laoghaire RathdownCounty Council

Engineer:       Horgan LynchConsulting Engineers

Architect:       Carr Cotter NaessensArchitects

Contractor:    John Sisk and Son

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Pic: www.johnsiskandson.com/ie

 

Mattest Dublin, are delighted to have been chosen to provide a construction materials testing service for the Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The building was constructed by John Sisk and Son. 

The Lexicon Library was the overall winner in the building category at the Irish Concrete Society awards in 2016. 

Constructed in Dun Laoghaire overlooking the sea the new library opened its doors in March 2015. The DLR Lexicon as it is now called includes a café, gallery, small auditorium space, crafts spaces, a local history library, 100 parking spaces and a children’s library.

 

LUAS Cross City Scheme

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - Luas Cross City Scheme1st March 2016

The Mattest Dublin laboratory have recently been awarded the materials testing contract for the new LUAS Cross City Scheme in Dublin. Sisk Steconfer JV are the design and construction contractor for the new 5km light rail line project which runs from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge.

The €368 million contract which links the exiting Red and Green LUAS lines will provide a superior transport service to the city centre and north Dublin city.

The LUAS Green and Red Lines commenced operations in 2004 and LUAS currently consists of 54 stations and 36.5 kilometres of service track.

Mattest were involved in the enabling works for the project which required the relocating of utilities and the construction of the Rosie Hackett Bridge over the River Liffey.

Having previously worked on construction of the previous sections of the LUAS as well as delivering high quality testing contracts for the main contractor, Mattest Dublin were the first choice of the main contractor to provide a quality testing service on the LUAS Cross City project.  The project is expected to be completed and operational by end 2017.

 

M3 Clonee - Kells Motorway 61km

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - M3 CLONEE - KELLS MOTORWAY 61KM30th June 2010

Mattest complete the testing contract on the M3 Clonee – Kells Motorway which is the single longest road project ever to be constructed in Ireland and officially opened in June 2010.

The M3 PPP scheme forms part of the National Primary Route Network, providing a strategic link between Dublin and the north-west region. The new build M3/N3 mainline route is 61km long and replaces an existing single carriageway that was operating at capacity and beyond.

The Main contractor was Eurolink.

Project Features:

  • 51km of motorway from Clonee to Kells
  • 10km dual carriageway Kells to Carnaross
  • 12km link roads
  • 34no. overbridges
  • 29no. underbridges
  • 2no. toll plazas

Construction Facts:

  • 10 million tonnes of clay excavated
  • 7 million tonnes of fill imported
  • 2 million tonnes of stone used in road foundation
  • Over 1 million tonne of macadam used to pave the road surface

Mattest serviced the testing from a dedicated site laboratory which we set up on site in Dunshaughlin, with support offered from the three permanent laboratory facilities in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

 

N21 Castleisland Bypass 5.4km

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - N21 Castleisland Bypass 5.4kmMay 2009

Mattest commenced testing in May 2009 on the 5.4km bypass on the western side of Castleisland town linking the N23 Killarney Road to the N21 Limerick Road. The main contractor was BAM Civil. The road was opened on 22nd October 2010.

 

 

 

 

N3 Butlersbridge to Belturbet Road Improvement 6.7km

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - N3 Butlersbridge to Belturbet Road Improvement 6.7km18th July 2011

Mattest have been awarded the construction materials testing service on the N3 Butlersbridge to Belturbet Road Improvement Scheme in Co. Cavan which comprises the construction of 6.7km of standard single carriageway by-passing Belturbet town and with a major river crossing of the River Erne. The scheme includes five at grade junctions, realignment of side roads and two major bridge structures.

Main Contractor – Ferrovial Agroman PT McWilliams Ltd JV.

The project commenced in May 2011 and completed in 2014.

 

 

N22 Tralee Bypass 13.5km

August 2011

Mattest are pleased to announce that we have commenced testing for BAM Civil on the N22 Tralee Bypass in August 2011.

The scheme consists of two sections:

An 8.0km Type 2 Dual Carriageway Bypass of Tralee town connecting the N69 Listowel Road with the N70 Killorgan road via the N21 Limerick Roads. This section consists of 5 Roundabouts, 2 road bridges, a railway crossing.

A 5.5km Standard 2 lane access route from the new bypass to the N22 Killarney Road including 3 at-grade junctions and 1 road underbridge.

 

 

N4 Downs Grade Separation

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - N4 Downs Grade SeparationJanuary 2012

Mattest commenced testing in January 2012 for Siac Construction on the N4 Downs Grade Separation at Mullingar. The contract involves the closing off of nine median median openings on the existing dual carriageway and the provision of one grade separated junction to accommodate a junction with the Regional Road R156.

Work is expected to be completed by Q4 2013.

 

 

M1 Swords Improvement Scheme J3 - J4 4km

Mattest Quality Testing for the Construction Industry - M1 Swords Improvement Scheme J3 - J4 4km

Mattest have been subcontracted by Siac Construction on the M1 Swords Improvement Scheme. The M1 is having extra lanes added from Drynan (J3) extending as far as the Swords/Donabate interchange at Lissenhall (J4). Motorists travelling to and from Balbriggan, Skerries, Donabate, Rush and Lusk can expect to see their journey time reduced dramatically each way, as they use the M1 to and from the airport and the city centre.

The Swords/Donnabate junction is also being upgraded.

 

 

 

 

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Covanta Dublin Waste to Energy

Monday, 4 December 2017

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Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital

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Mattest Belfast have been selected to carry out all the materials testing of the redevelopment project to construct a new maternity unit on the Royal Victoria Hospital complex.

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A6 Dualling - Randalstown to Castledawson

Friday, 1 December 2017

Mattest Belfast have been awarded the contract for all of the materials testing for the A6 dualling project, Randalstown (M22) to Castledawson.

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Dun Laoghaire Library & Cultural Centre

Monday, 6 November 2017

Mattest Dublin, are delighted to have been chosen to provide a construction materials testing service for the Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The building was constructed by John Sisk

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