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Published in Construction on 26/02/2019

Curtins Expand into New Pembroke Lane Office Space


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Award-winning engineering consultancy Curtins has moved into new premises on Pembroke Lane to allow it to continue to grow over the next three to five years. Since opening in 2016, Office Director Diarmuid Healy says the company has had to move multiple times since establishing to accommodate new staffing demands as the business has grown at an exciting but sustainable pace.

“Since we launched Curtins have developed strong working relationships with several leading architects, developers, local authorities and contractors. We’re pleased to have seen these relationships lead to some exciting projects for us, from large scale complex new-builds to small bespoke refurbishments”, Healy said.

Healy launched Curtins in Ireland in 2016 having worked for the firm for 7 years in the UK and says that the consultancy launched with no commitments from existing clients for business, but that through some good fortune and as a result of delivering great work for clients, the firm has grown significantly in a short period of time.

“We set the office up as a complete start-up – we didn’t have any business ready to go. Our first project in Ireland was a modular build project with some student housing. We have built on this experience, we’re currently working on a massive 1,200 unit framework project for Dublin City Council, almost 300 of these units are out to tender. We’ve also been fortunate to work on some innovative structures at Centre Parcs in Longford where Sisk has been a fantastic client to work under. We have provided all our core services on a 21,000 seat stadium for Meath GAA in Navan and we are excited to see this progress to tender. We feel fortunate to get to work on such interesting and challenging projects so early in our Irish journey”, Healy said.

From their new office at 11 Pembroke Lane, Curtins can offer their full complement of services including Civils & Structures, Transport Planning, Environmental, Infrastructure, Geotechnical, Conservation & Heritage and PSDP.

“This new office will allow us to increase staff as needed and to continue to do really great work for our clients. The benefit of the new office means that as well as the ability to grow our staff numbers, we can also bring in specialist technical expertise from our 13 other offices if needed on a project by project basis”, Healy said.

Curtins is independently owned and has recently been voted as one of the top 50 employers in the Building Good Employers Guide and named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For as well as obtaining the prestigious Investors In People Platinum award.