Hayes Higgins Partnership acted as Consulting Engineers on behalf of the Office Of Public Works.


Our scope of works included the following:

Developing a performance specification and drawings for the Mechanical and Electrical Services Installation for the new Prison wing.

Overseeing the procurement process and advice on the tendering procedure and implementation.

Liaising with the appointed contractor and their design team.

Overseeing the installation on site and delivering a Mechanical and Electrical Installation that the Performance Specification called for.

Representing the OPW at all Project meetings.

Liaising with the Irish Prison Service at all times throughout the process.

Advising the client in relation to cost control and the adjudication of additional cost claims between the contractor and the IPS.


Name of Project: Limerick Women's Prison

Means of Procurement: Design and Build

Client: Office of Public Works

The Building Services elements included the following main items:
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems

  • Hot and Cold Water Services

  • Soils and Wastes

  • Building Management System

  • Protective Services Installation

  • Mains Power

  • Standby Power

  • LV Distribution

  • General and Emergency Lighting

  • External Lighting

  • Structured Cabling Installation

  • Public Address

  • CCTV

  • Electronically Controlled Doors

  • Comms Room Design

  • Lightning Protection

  • Cable Management

  • Cell Call Alarm

  • Sprinkler System

  • Lift Installation

  • Utilities Connections



Hayes Higgins Partnership managed the engineering service for the OPW and Irish Prison Service ensuring through partnership with the contractor that the specification was strictly adhered to at all times

Description of Role:

OPW and Irish Prison Service Client Representative

Mechanical & Electrical Consultant

Total Capital Value:


Dates of Involvement:


Design Team:

Architect: McCarthy O' Hora Arch
Civil/Structural: D.J. Fitzgibbon & Ass
Mechanical/Electrical: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Quantity Surveyor: Nolan Ryan Partnership