Local fit-out firm Management and Construction (MAC) has confirmed £4 million of new contracts that will secure the future of its 35 staff.
The Newry-based company said new projects include the £3.2m rebuild of the Graduate Bar in Killiney, Co Dublin, in association with RKD Architects following fire damage earlier this year.
It has also been awarded the £520,000 fit-out contract for US insurer MetLife’s new European headquarters in Dublin and a £125,000 deal to fit out An Garda Siochana’s new interview facility.
In addition, MAC said it is starting work at Italian bank BPM’s Harcourt Street office in Dublin and at the Rathdowney Designer Outlet. It will also continue as the main contractor in a two-year refurbishment project at the Kotva department store in Prague for Irish developer Markland.
Managing director Paul McKenna said the new business was a signal of emerging economic confidence: “Four million in new contracts in the pipeline has been a major boost to our workforce and our sub-contractors who are suffering in what has arguably been the worst year the construction industry has ever faced.
“These are significant green shoots emerging at the start of the fourth quarter of the year and it’s certainly something to celebrate.”
MAC has just completed major fit-out works for CitiGroup’s new headquarters in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast.