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Mon June 14 2021

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Dunne wins contract for Irish distillery

13 May 13 Dunne Building & Civil has been awarded the design and construction of the new Tullamore Distillery project in County Offaly, Ireland, for William Grant & Sons.

Phase 1 of the project – which is worth €20m (£16.9m) to Dunne – covers the main distillery building as well as other buildings including two warehouses. The 79-week starts straightaway and is expected to employ up to 250 workers at its peak.

Dunne will be stripping 75,000m3 of peat and forming shaped bunds with the material and carrying out a 70,000m3 cut and fill exercise in conjunction with lime stabilisation works.

All buildings and external tank slabs will be supported on precast driven piles.

The main distillery building features traditional Ashlar stone externally and traditional slate roofing while the remaining buildings are steel portal frames with composite cladding externally.

Gordon Dunne, managing director of the Dunne Group said: "We look forward to building this state-of-the-art distillery for William Grant & Sons and we are very proud that in doing so it will be returning whiskey distilling to the Tullamore area for the first time in over 50 years."

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