Actavo Building Solutions, Ireland’s leading supplier of modular buildings, has secured a contract to provide high-end modular buildings to Irish Rail at its site in Fairview, Dublin. The project commenced in January and is scheduled to finish in July 2020.

Actavo Building Solutions will design, supply test and commission the two-storey unit that is 833 square metres and will comprise of 30 modules delivered on-site as 9.8 metre sections. The modules have reinforced floors to support the weight of record archive. Using innovative materials, the units are designed to achieve optimum energy efficiency, flexible interconnectivity and structural integrity.

Michael Regan, Managing Director, Actavo Building Solutions said: “Actavo is delighted to be able to provide a schedule driven and effective building solution to Irish Rail. Actavo Building Solutions is pleased to offer a high-quality solution with end-to-end project management from initial planning and design, through to manufacture and completion.”

Brian Kelly, Group CEO, Actavo said: “The buildings team has been recently enforced with personnel who have extensive and proven experience in delivering modular solutions in challenging environments globally, our clients locally will now benefit from this capability.”

Modular buildings are proving to be an ideal approach to a fast track but reliable and high-quality solution. Issues generally associated with traditional build approaches, such as regular site access, noise disruption and lengthy completion timelines, are eliminated when taking a modular approach. Actavo Modular Buildings are completed to the highest building regulations and standards including Near Zero Energy Building standard (NZEB) and comes with a standard 60-year structural warranty.

Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine