Sorensen Visit to Coláiste An Phiarsaigh

Giving back to the Community: As part of our Community Liaison work on our Glanmire Road Improvement Scheme, Sorensen MD, John Wallace recently gave a presentation to the TY students at Coláiste An Phiarsaigh. The feedback from the students was very positive and they showed a lot of interest in the Civil Engineering industry which is very encouraging. The project is partially located on school grounds, so the students have a birds eye view of the construction activity during the project. We would like to thank the school staff for their patience and cooperation with the Sorensen site team throughout the works to date.

ICE Awards Winner

Sorensen is delighted to be part of the delivery team for Marina Park Phase 1 which won an ICE award on Saturday night in the ‘Civil Engineering under €10m’ category.

Congratulations to Cork City Council (Employer and Contracting Authority) , O’Connor Sutton Cronin (Designer & Employer’s Representative) and OKRA (Landscape Architect).

We would  like to thank our site team for their hard work and dedication which ensured the successful delivery of the project.

Dinish Wharf Project Update

We are now approaching the completion of the Dinish Wharf project in Castletownbere. The quay deck which includes 42 Nr precast beams, 105 Nr precast slabs and almost 1,000m3 of in-situ concrete is now fully complete along with the piling works on the outline of the breakwaters. The key outstanding works include the completion of the dredging, rock armour around the breakwaters and final reinstatement of the reclamation area at the rear of the site. The project will be completed in late summer, 2022.

Excellent progress by the Sorensen site team in recent weeks.


Dun Laoghaire Harbour – Cruise Liner Pontoons Project Update

Sorensen has recently completed the installation of new Cruise Liner Pontoons at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The project consists of new floating pontoon units, mooring guides and access to the pontoons.

The site works commenced in March with site clearance and demolition of existing concrete structures. The off-site fabrication of the pontoons started in January, and these were delivered to site in April. The pontoons were successfully assembled and installed in advance of Cruise Linear arrivals over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Well done to our Marine Team!

N70 Brackaharagh Road Project Update

We have recently achieved a major milestone on our N70 project by diverting traffic onto the newly constructed eastbound lane. Significant progress on earthworks, paving, drainage, utility diversions and soil nailing works to date allowed us to achieve this milestone ahead of programme. Works are now underway on the westbound lane and progressing well, the project remains ahead of programme and is due for completion in late summer 2022.

Keep up the good work Team Sorensen.

IDA Waterford Infrastructure Upgrade Works Project Update

Works are progressing well on the Waterford IDA Infrastructure Upgrade Works project and are now passed the halfway point on our programme. To date 12 roads have been completed and handed back to our client, IDA Ireland.

The Sorensen site team and the O’Connor Sutton Cronin supervision team are continuing their excellent relationship with the businesses in the IDA Industrial Estate. The efforts made by all the businesses to co-operate and accommodate the works is greatly appreciated.

Well done to the Sorensen site team on a great job so far.

Glanmire Roads Improvement Scheme Project Update

Works are progressing well on the Glanmire Road Improvement Scheme project with a significant portion of the off-line works well underway. Construction of the new stone faced retaining wall at the back of Coláiste an Phiarsaigh is nearing completion and installation of ducting and drainage will commence in this area in the coming weeks.

East Cliff is currently closed to facilitate the construction of new footpaths, public lighting system and the installation of a new storm sewer. It is envisaged that this road closure will be in place for the next 4 weeks to allow for the safe completion of the works.

Significant works are also ongoing along the L2998/Dunkettle Road, several activities are presently being carried out including site clearance works, construction of reinforced concrete retaining walls, construction of block & stone walls etc. In the coming days installation of a new surface water drainage system will commence along with the installation of other services.

Well done to the Sorensen site team.