One of Ireland’s leading building firms Clancy Construction has opened a new office in Cork city centre solidifying its commitment to the region. Minister for Finance Michael McGrath TD performed the official opening of 49 Grand Parade, a restored listed building.
Clancy Construction is headquartered in Thurles and also has an office in Dublin. It employs 150 people nationwide with the Cork office currently employing 50 full-time staff working on a range of projects which is expected to considerably increase in the near future.
The company has been involved in several high profile developments in Cork recently including a 554-bed student accommodation project on Bandon Road which was fast-tracked using modern methods of construction. It handed over a 30-bed ward extension at the Mercy Hospital last year while two state-of-the-art operating theatres are nearing completion.
Clancy Construction is also working on several residential projects in Cork including a social and affordable housing scheme in Boherboy Road, 30 social units in Blackrock and a housing development in Tower for Clancy Quality Homes.
Minister Michael McGrath said, “Clancy Construction has an impressive history dating back to the 1940s and has been at the forefront of sustainable development in recent years. I visited Ashlin House on Bandon Road with Enterprise Ireland in August of last year to see the new technologies they’re utilising to accelerate the delivery of large infrastructure projects. The opening of their new office today shows their commitment to Cork and the wider region. This location was home to the Fianna Fail headquarters in Cork for almost 60 years and it’s wonderful to see that it continues to be put to good use. I wish Clancy Construction all the best in their new office and in their future projects in Cork.”
John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director of Clancy Construction said, “Cork is an important strategic location for us and we’re targeting further expansion in this region. In recent times we’ve had as many as five tower cranes over our Cork sites at once, including Ashlin House which was delivered on time and within budget despite the delays posed by Covid-19 and supply chain issues. We plan to build on the success of this project and a permanent city centre office is a vital element of that. We’ve already added to our team in Cork and now have two Associate Directors, Des Riordan and Cormac Smith based out of our new office. We look forward to working on a range of commercial, healthcare and residential projects in Cork and the wider Munster area in the near future.”
Clancy Construction was established by Mr John Clancy in Tipperary over 75 years ago. The company has an extensive portfolio of projects from residential, commercial, healthcare to hospitality, education and leisure. It also has considerable experience in conservation and restoration projects including St Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College in Dublin. Clancy Construction is a founding member of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Ireland.