MJ Quinn Depot and Head Office

Client:  MJ Quinn
Engineer:  Coffey Construction Architect
Value:  €1.4m
Completion:  2007
Method of Procurement:  Design and Build

Project Description:
The project involved the construction of a new factory for MJ Quinn Ltd in Athenry. The new Factory was (29m x 72m x 6.89m) which was to be used for the manufacture of there Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) housing. There was also a requirement for carparking for 20 cars and the extension of the existing yard/storage area.

The work involved the design and construct of the office and garage and yard from the planning phase up to the construction and fitout of the building and service area. All the design work for the Structure, Mechanical and electrical and Data was carried out in house.

Factory area.
Factory – (29m x 72m x 6.89m) consists of machine hoist and compressed air hoses, exhaust fumes extractors, gantry crane, oil supply lines, work-benches with vises etc., offices and storage area.  Structural steel building with

Kingspan cladding.
The first element of the works involved the stripping of the field next to the existing factory where the new factory was going to be built. Due to existing ground level a large part of the site had to be filled using suitable matereial and then blinded with type 1 for the foundation. A radon barrier was insatalled and the pads for the Universal beams were installed long with the holding down bolts. Once all the pads had been installed the concrete floor salb was poured. The floor slab had a lot of reinforcement in it due to the weight of the machinery that it would be carrying up to 40 tons. Once the floor slab was constructed a steel frame building was put up using univeral beams and columns. This was then clad using a kingspan insulated sheeting system on the side and the roof. The first 2m from the floor slab was constructed using blockwork so that service for electrical and pipe work for oils and fluids could be attached to the wall. 3 number roller shutter doors was installed to a height of 6m. The doors are automatic and insulated. A toliet block and shower room were also installed along with an office and canteen. 2 number double girder overhead cranes were installed to allow lifting of SIP panels and other heavy equipment around the workshop area. Power points and lighting were installed at various locations around the workshop. 

A new concrete yard was installed as part of the works. This involved the excavation and filling of the new yard area. The extension to the existing yard was filled when the factory area was filled and this was then capped using type 1 material. The new concrete yard had an area of 400m2 with a depth of 150mm RC slab.

An area to the LHS of the office was designated as car parking for staff cars and this area had a wearing course installed over the concrete slab and was line marked for the spaces.

Additional Works
As part of the ground works package, the following works were carried out, Palisade boundary fencing, Private surface water drainage works connecting to a soakaway, Oil separator, Cellular soakaway, park, paved areas and granular margins construction, Kerbing and edging, Road markings to car park spaces and other markings, Street lighting CCTV equipment and Landscaping

Coffey Group, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland Tel: +353 91 844356 Fax: +353 91 844519 Email: info@coffeygroup.com