As we are about to enter the last month of 2021, it is worth having a look back and seeing some of the biggest construction projects that started during this year and is driving the industry ahead, despite the various lockdowns 

According to Global Data’s construction projects database, the top 5 projects of this year are as follows:

  1. Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant

Value of the project: $164 million

Details: In Arklow, Wicklow, Ireland, the project entails the building of a wastewater treatment facility. The project is expected to be finished in the third quarter of 2025. The project’s goal is to treat wastewater for a population of 36,000 people, resulting in enhanced health, environmental protection, and water quality for the town and neighboring regions.

Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant | Projects | Irish Water
  • Ballymacarney Solar PV Park 200 MW 

Value of the project: $150 million

Details: The project entails the building of a 200MW solar power facility at Ballymacarney, Leinster, Ireland, with completion planned in Q4 2022. The project will generate enough energy to power 40,000 households and will help fulfill the region’s expanding energy demand. It will help Ireland fulfill its ambitious climate action objective of 70% renewables by 2030, and it will be one of the country’s first operational solar farms.

BALLYMACARNEY SOLAR | Case Study | JBM Solar
  • E3 Institute Buildings 

Value of the project: $70 million

Details: At Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, the project included the construction of 7,300m2 of teaching and research facilities. The project is scheduled to be finished in the second quarter of 2023. For undergraduate and postgraduate students, the E3 Institute will feature modern teaching facilities as well as unique interactive areas.

E3 Research Institute - E3 - Engineering, Environment and Emerging  Technologies - Trinity College Dublin
  • Morrison Quay Redevelopment 

Value of the project: $53m

Details: On 0.26 hectares of land in Cork, Munster, Ireland, the project entails the reconstruction of an 8,500m2 mixed-use complex that includes Moore’s Hotel and three new office buildings. The project is scheduled to be finished in the fourth quarter of 2023. The project’s major goal is to improve the region’s office and hospitality facilities.

Morrisons Quay - Greenleaf Group
  • Newmarket Street Mixed-Use Community

Value of the project: $123 million

Details: On 0.66ha of land in Newmarket Industrial Estate in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland, the project comprises the creation of a 29,570m2 mixed-use community with six to thirteen floors. In Q4 2023, the project is expected to be completed. The IDA Ireland Small Business Center property will be transformed into build-to-rent flats as part of the project.

Newmarket Road Mixed Use Development - e-architect