ESB appoints PJ Hegarty & Sons as contractor to redevelop Fitzwilliam Street Site

Friday, 26 May 2017

ESB has today (Friday, 26th May) announced it is appointing PJ Hegarty & Sons as contractor for the redevelopment of its head office site on Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.

Following the granting of planning permission by An Bord Pleanála for this site in the heart of Dublin’s Georgian Core in September 2015, ESB commenced its tendering process to select a design and build contractor. ESB has now concluded this process and is pleased to award the contract to a leading Irish building construction firm PJ Hegarty & Sons for the redevelopment works. 

This new 45,000 sqm development will deliver a near zero energy building, one of the most efficient and sustainable commercial office developments in Dublin city, while sensitively respecting and enhancing the Georgian streetscape. 

The project involves the demolition of the existing buildings, the retention and refurbishment of a number of protected Georgian structures and the construction of a new seven storey office block as designed by internationally acclaimed Grafton Architects and O’Mahony Pike Architects.    

Making the announcement today, ESB Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty, says: “This building will be an exemplar of sustainability and innovation which reflects the ethos of ESB and it also respects the surrounding Georgian architecture.”

Works will commence in June 2017. It is anticipated that the redevelopment will create up to 500 jobs during peak construction over approximately three years.

Managing Director of PJ Hegarty & Sons John Hegarty added: “PJ Hegarty are delighted to be selected by ESB to deliver this iconic building. We have a proud history of delivering buildings to the highest standard and look forward to working with the ESB on this prestigious project.”


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About ESB:
ESB is Ireland’s foremost energy company and the largest supplier of renewable electricity. Through innovation, expertise and investment, ESB is leading the way in developing a modern, efficient electricity system, capable of delivering sustainable and competitive energy supplies to our customers. Every day, ESB works for a brighter energy future by investing in low-carbon generating technologies, building smarter electricity networks in Ireland and working with others to find innovative solutions to today’s energy challenges.

About PJ Hegarty & Sons:
P.J. Hegarty & Sons was established in 1925 and is one of Ireland's leading and most progressive building and civil engineering companies. The Company undertakes projects throughout Ireland and the UK from offices in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and London, and has been associated with many of the country's major developments in the commercial, industrial and infrastructural sectors. click here.