MARTIN were appointed as main contractor on the installation of photopoints and interpretive panels, on sites stretching from County Donegal through to County Cork. With 196 sites in total, and 26 of these on remote islands such as Gabhla and Toraigh Island, logistics and planning were crucial to the success of this scheme.
The primary elements of the work consisted of the following:
- Excavation and placement precast foundation at each site
- Install corten steel photopoint, nameplate and interpretive panel
- Backfill and reinstate
- Supply and place indigenous limestone to bespoke pattern, approx. 1200m2 in total
- Enabling works, stone walls and flexible surfacing
The work involved administration with seven separate county councils, with full Safety and Health plans in place for each client. With traffic and pedestrian plans implemented at each site, segregation of the works was vital in our efforts to install three complete sites per day.
“Can I also take this opportunity to thank you all at MCS for your fantastic work on this project. I couldn’t put it better than Anthony as regards the commitment and dedication (above and beyond the call of duty in many instances)”, Flan Qulligan, Client Representative
With a footprint of over 2500km, communication and planning were in the successful delivery of this flagship project. Having demonstrated our ability to successfully manage a project of this scope and complexity, we have recently been appointed as main contractor on Ireland’s Ancient East, a similar branding project to increase visitor numbers on the east side of the country.