The new 8,000m2 Arklow Primary Care Centre will serve Arklow town and the surrounding areas with a state-of-the-art healthcare building providing G.P. Suites, Dental Surgeries, Public Health Nursing, Care Doc services, Mental Health, Therapy and network disability services to the general public. The modern design concept will create a warm, inviting & elegant building with compelling architectural features to complement the existing urban fabric of Arklow Town.
Mannok were contracted to design, manufacture, deliver and install all precast concrete elements in the purpose-built four storey steel frame building, which included a total of 5,000m2 of Mannok precast hollowcore slabs and 50 precast stairs and landings.
Precast fitting works took place in Q1 2021 and were professionally and safely completed by the experienced Mannok installation crew in a tight timeframe of five weeks.
Mannok’s end to end service offering on the project meant a collaborative approach to success was in operation long before a slab was laid or a staircase made, with the undertaking of an extensive value engineering process at an early stage, which enabled Mannok’s experienced Design Engineers to advise Esmonde on the most cost effective, bespoke design solution.
With a total of 80 loads of Precast concrete elements delivered to site and the requirement for 2 mobile cranes at one point, with the larger a mobile 220t crane, to complete the fitting, the site’s location and surrounds were important considerations at every stage. Set on a 0.46 hectare site, nestled between busy main roads in the heart of Arklow town centre, the project demanded a high degree of pre-planning and extensive collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure safe and considerate construction.
Led by one of the company’s most experienced Contracts Managers, the Mannok team worked in partnership with all key stakeholders, including Local Authorities, to precision plan and safely execute all works, including the co-ordination of required road closures and incorporating out of hours installation into the challenging Programme of Works to minimise disruption to the public.
Timing is critical to the success any large-scale project, and this Programme of Works, the speed of installation and Mannok’s “just in time” deliveries closely co-ordinated with the Steel Fabricators, all contributed to the safe and efficient completion of works, on time, on budget, and to the client’s specification.