Salthill based construction company, Stewart, was the recipient of two awards at the construction and design sector Fit Out Awards 2013 held in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dublin on Thursday night, 14 November.
The Gala Dinner, hosted by Risteárd Cooper of RTÉ’s Aprés Match, attracted nearly 450 representatives from across Ireland, who came together to celebrate the best the industry has to offer. With 18 categories up for grabs, and 105 submissions in the awards, there was plenty to celebrate on the night.
Stewart won the Fit Out Sustainability Achievement Award 2013 for delivering sustainable fit outs to benchmark Standards such as BREEAM and LEED. The Public Sector Fit Out Project of the Year 2013 was achieved for the Fit Out of Tipperary Civic Campus Development, which comprised the fit out of two new buildings for the Department of Justice and Equality and Tipperary Town Council on a design and build basis.
Stewart welcomes the beginning of an increase in construction activity and recently opened a Dublin Office in Merrion Square due to additional contracts won nationwide by both its main contracting division and its specialist fit out contracting division, Stewart Interiors.
Recognisable Galway projects completed by the company within the past year include the fit out of SAP offices in IDA Business and Technology Park in Parkmore and Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, the new 350 pupil post-primary school in Claregalway which involved the adaption of an existing part constructed commercial unit in Claregalway Corporate Park.
This school was delivered in a 23 week period in time for this academic year. Stewart will shortly start work on the new 16 classroom Gaelscoil de hÍde in Oranmore which is also a Rapid Build design and build school to be completed in 32 weeks.
Other well known Stewart customers include ALDI, for whom Stewart has built 51 of their 100 stores nationwide and An Post, for whom 21 projects have been delivered.
The company was founded by James Stewart in 1902 and is still owned and managed by the Stewart family and is one of few 4th generation family businesses in Ireland.