This project involved the construction of a state-of-the-art laboratory and research facility at Johnstown, Naas, Co. Kildare.

This project demonstrated our requirement to construct a new Laboratory extension and refurbish parts of the existing facility while allowing the facility to operate at 100% of its 24-hour functions.

New electrical and heating utility services were constructed and brought on line together with expansion and refurbishment of security, telecoms and fire alarm system without interruption to daily activities.

This project also incorporated our necessity to work to low noise and vibration levels.

Working to an aggressive deadline set by the client; this project necessitated fast-track techniques covering a wide range of disciplines and was completed on schedule.


Name of Project: Irish Equine Laboratory Facility Naas

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: Irish Equine Centre


Specialist Design Service provided within the discipline:

Transportation Highways Design



Hayes Higgins Partnership acting as Project Managers agreed an aggressive deadline with the client, necessitating fast-track techniques covering a wide range of disciplines. This project was delivered on schedule and to budget.

Description of Role:

Project Management 
Civil Structural Services 
Mechanical & Electrical Services

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Design Team:

Project Managers: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Architect: John J. O' Connell Architects
Civil / Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Mechanical / Electrical: Hayes Higgins Partnership
Quantity Surveyor: Michael J. Broe & Associates