€18 million hangar will enhance Shannon’s role in global aviation

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Advertisement Pictured L-R Gerry Dillon, Operations & Development Director, Shannon Commercial Properties, Grainne McInerney, Property Development Manager, Shannon Commercial Properties and Deirdre Whitney, Property Manager, Shannon Airport.Pic Arthur Ellis.CONSTRUCTION is well underway on a new €18 million specialist aircraft painting hangar at Shannon Airport that will be capable of accommodating some of the world’s largest aircraft.Over 150 jobs have been created during the 14-month construction phase and the 92,000 sq ft building is on target to be completed by the end of the year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wide-body hangar is Shannon Group’s largest construction project to-date and is the first aircraft hangar to be developed in Ireland in almost 20 years. It will be leased to International Aerospace Coating (IAC), a leading global aircraft painting, interiors and graphics specialist.The project involves the construction of a steel-framed wide-body aircraft paint hangar and internal ancillary office space, workshops, plant rooms and storage space within the airport perimeter.It will be the only hangar in Ireland capable of accommodating multiple aircraft types up to and including, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. More than 190 metres of new taxiway to facilitate aircraft movements is also being undertaken as part of the project.Newly appointed Shannon Group chief executive Mary Considine said that Shannon has the largest hangar footprint of any Irish airport, with nine hangars.“These are fully occupied and this project is being undertaken to meet demand for additional space and fulfil our role in growing and expanding Shannon’s cluster of aviation businesses.“The development of such a major project demonstrates our commitment in this respect. It is part of an overall €100 million investment programme which the Group will have delivered for the region by the end of this year.”The project is partially financed by a loan from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) whose mandate is to support regional development and economic activity in Ireland on a commercial basis.ISIF Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments Donal Murphy said it was their second major investment in Shannon Airport, bringing total funding for enhancing its infrastructure to €26 million.“This investment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to regional development in line with the new ISIF investment strategy, announced earlier this year,” he added.Stressing the significance of the project Ray O’Driscoll, Chief Operating Officer, Shannon Group said the project contributes to Shannon Group’s strategy for developing its commercial property portfolio.“By the end of 2020 Shannon Group will have delivered over 900,000 sq ft of new or refurbished commercial property solutions at Shannon Airport and Shannon Free Zone,” he said.The new hangar will feature LED lighting, maximum transparent panels in the roof for natural light, an air recirculation system for the extraction system and a heat recovery system for exhaust air.SO, HOW BIG IS IT?The new hangar will be capable of accommodating three narrow-body aircraft at the same time.^ It’s the same size as 30 tennis courts^ It could accommodate 34,000 people^ It could fit 860 average saloon family      cars^ It could hold five Olympic-sized      swimming pools^ It has Ireland’s ‘widest door’^ 1,100 truckloads of concrete was used       in its construction Facebook Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Previous articleThree nights of Torch comediesNext articleGetting a second chance at life Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up NewsBusinessTransport€18 million hangar will enhance Shannon’s role in global aviationBy Staff Reporter – October 23, 2019 795 Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Linkedin TAGSaviationbusinessClareLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonTransport Limerick on Covid watch list Twitterlast_img read more

Some downtown work under budget

first_img Pinterest Some downtown work under budget City administrators say they expect work on three publicly-owned downtown properties to cost less than expected and hope to recoup some of taxpayers’ investment in the rehabilitation effort when the properties come up for sale.The properties are two Grant Avenue buildings and the Scott Theater. One of the Grant Avenue properties — the former Odessa Home Furniture store at 417 N. Grant Ave. — has already been torn down. The same fate awaits the theater, while the final property, the former Head Start building at 418 N. Grant Ave., is being renovated to ease development for a future buyer.Interim City Manager Michael Marrero said the city will soon issue requests for proposals in hopes of greater interest than a similar effort yielded months ago. Last year, the city requested proposals on city-owned properties including the two Grant Avenue buildings but got no responses.“We’ve kind of thought all along that with the city’s leadership in not only acquiring the properties but also in some cases removing or rehabbing the properties — that would generate more interest for us,” Marrero said.This time, Marrero said several developers have already expressed interest in the Grant Avenue properties, where they may open businesses such as restaurants or bars. Meanwhile, a prospect interested in the theater is no longer considering buying that property.The city’s work on all three buildings may come in under budget, which totaled about $600,000 when the Odessa City Council approved the projects last year, city officials say.Rehabilitating the Head Start building had been projected to cost $150,000, but workers discovered red brick walls and a wood-deck ceiling that the city determined developers would want to keep. Deciding not to build new walls or ceilings helped lower the estimated cost of that ongoing project to about $37,000.The demolition of the Odessa Home Furniture building, between The Rose Building and Jim’s Tall and Big Men’s Shop, cost nearly $7,000 less than expected.The city bought 417 N. Grant Ave., for $85,000 in 2016 from the previous owners who were in bankruptcy. City staff suggested selling the property for about $134,000.The city bought 418 N. Grant Ave., in September for $111,000. The targeted sale price is about $147,000.Plans call for demolition of the Scott Theater at 700 N. Texas Ave., to begin by the end of the month and wrap up in May. That project is estimated to cost $365,000, which city officials hope to recoup with the sale of the property.The theater opened in 1959 and operated until the early 1980s, but it fell into major disrepair before the city acquired it through tax foreclosure in 2015.The roof collapsed, thousands of birds made the building their home and several feet of standing water pooled near the stage. But because the building is unsound, the city may save tens of thousands of dollars by not being required to abate the building of asbestos to the same degree otherwise required.City officials plan to preserve the theater’s sign.Meanwhile, construction continues on a downtown hotel and convention center supported by a multi-million dollar public investment. That project, which includes a renovation of the Ector Theatre, is expected to open in early 2019.The city owns the dilapidated Scott Theater and estimates it would cost about $365,000 to demolish the building.BY MARK [email protected] Previous articleHooters guard faces pre-trialNext articleMan charged with assaulting ex-wife, sister admin Twitter Local NewsGovernment Facebook Pinterest Facebook By admin – March 16, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Activists target Manchester estate agency over disputed tenancy

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Activists target Manchester estate agency over disputed tenancy previous nextAgencies & PeopleActivists target Manchester estate agency over disputed tenancyCompany says it is preparing a full legal response to claims by activists that it has served a Section 21 notice on three tenants incorrectly.Nigel Lewis27th October 202001,654 Views An estate agency at the centre of a disputed tenancy in Manchester says it is preparing a legal response to claims by housing campaigners that it has incorrectly served a Section 21 notice on three tenants.Thornley Groves has been targeted in recent days by campaigners from Acorn and demonstrations have been held outside four of its branches.Acorn claims that three tenants at a property in the city were served a ‘no fault’ notice at the request of the landlord after it was discovered that the trio had been furloughed by their employers, although they have since returned to full-status employment.“It seems abundantly clear that not only are Thornley Groves…oblivious to the effects of their actions on the homelessness crisis, but that they are wilfully contributing to it” says one of the tenants, Toby Bower.Campaigners have taken up the cause of the tenants, who are also members of the organisation, and have launched a social media campaign targeting the agency and its CEO Jason Watkin.RowThe row between the agency and its three tenants highlights the problems facing many landlords and lettings agents as the economic fall-out from the Covid pandemic continues.This includes whether tenants who are furloughed are deemed a ‘high risk’ and whether applicants should disclose furlough status when being referenced.Thornley Groves says it will be preparing a full legal response to the criticisms levelled at it by Acorn in the coming days.The estate agency, which is due to celebrate its 30th anniversary, has seven branches in the centre and suburbs of Manchester and employs 80 staff.Read more about Thornley Groves.Manchester Acorn thornley groves October 27, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more