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05 Mar 2020

Global Rail Services Limited Completes Fit Out and Renovation Project

Global Rail Services Limited are pleased to announce the successful renovation of Progressive Credit Union’s (PCU) new facility on East Road, Dublin. PCU provides banking services to over 60,000 members in North Dublin locations and beyond.

The contract, which commenced in December 2019, covered the management and delivery of a fast-track program of high-quality refurbishments including Building, Mechanical & Electrical works. This called upon the depth of GRSL’s organisation, with in house management and operatives across the full suite of fit-out trades working together in unison to successfully complete these works.

Site activities were meticulously planned and required careful co-ordination with several specialist Progressive Credit Union business services providers, including IT, secure comms and other security interface specialists, for items such as counters and security doors. GRSL worked closely with appointed Architect Rankin Associates and key stakeholders from PCU throughout.

During such a compressed program a number of challenges were both faced and solved by the team.

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Systems design was unapproved, which meant that GRSL worked collaboratively with the Rankin Associates team – whilst co-ordinating with the PCU business service providers – in order to deliver and produce the MEF drawings that were approved and utilised for the project.
  • The ceiling void was extremely low, which meant that all services were very tight to the ceiling. The team procured and installed specific cassette ventilation and heating systems in a short timeframe to meet the space requirements.
  • A leak was encountered during the build phase which came from the flats above. This slowed works down, however, our teams worked over several weekends to stay on track.
  • Interior Design was concluded during the works program. This meant that the external signage could not be procured in time. GRSL instead installed suitable temporary signage for the branch opening and then returned to install the new signs afterwards.

With only a 12-week fixed timeframe, due to Progressive Credit Union having already sold their existing premises, Global Rail Services Limited, who were appointed as the Project Supervisor Construction Stage, used every spare minute to complete. The team commissioned on the Friday night before the opening, when the keys were handed over, providing a fully operational Progressive Credit Union facility, to the delight of all concerned.

Contracts Manager, Paul Connell was quick to praise the strength in depth of GRSL’s impressive turnkey fit-out solution:

“Our one-stop solution from acquisition through to project completion, provides a tailored service to each individual client’s requirements. Having a fully managed service and dedicated in-house construction, mechanical and electrical teams, allows us to co-ordinate time pressured schemes and delight our clients even when challenges are faced.”

Global Rail Services Limited provide a turnkey building/construction solution for railway, private housing, commercial and industrial projects. Services also include general contracting and building work and can be offered as standalone disciplines in addition to the fully managed turnkey service and works can be contracted on a main contract, joint venture, sub-contract, or resource only basis.

Services offered include but are not limited to:

  • Design
  • Commercial & industrial construction
  • Sub-station construction
  • Railway station new build and refurbishment
  • Telecom and signalling room construction
  • Mechanical and electrical
  • Project Management
  • Resource supply
Global Infastructure Group
Global Rail Services
Unit 516a Grants Rise
Greenogue Business Park
Rathcoole, Co Dublin
D24 FH56
+353 (0) 1 458 8540
Registered in Ireland 347033
PSA Licence Number 07192
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