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Construction specialist ESS Modular creating 70 Manchester jobs welcomed by Leo Varadkar

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Construction specialist ESS Modular creating 70 Manchester jobs welcomed by Leo Varadkar

Construction specialist ESS Modular creating 70 Manchester jobs welcomed by Leo Varadkar
September 09
15:00 2021

The creation of about 70 jobs in Manchester by a Republic of Ireland construction specialist has been welcomed by the country’s Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar.

The news of the move by ESS Modular comes as Mr Varadkar leads a trade mission to the UK organised by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government’s trade, and innovation agency.

ESS Modular has doubled its UK footprint with the new presence opening in Manchester.

Mr Varadkar said: “Ireland and Britain will always have a close relationship. Our two countries are interlinked in myriad different ways, and we will be looking to strengthen those ties as we emerge from the pandemic and face into future challenges, such as climate change and digitalisation.

“Irish companies have created over 125,000 jobs in Britain. By working closely together, building on existing partnerships and building new ones, we hope to create more jobs and prosperity for both countries.

“I’m looking forward to visiting the UK, as part of my first in-person trade mission as Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and I’m really happy to be bringing some good news with me of Irish companies investing and creating jobs on the ground.”

ESS Modular chief executive Paul Tierney added: “We are delighted to be opening this new office in Manchester, which will significantly enhance our presence in the UK.

“In the last 12 months, we have seen a big shift across the sector to adopt, embrace and actively pursue modern methods of construction.

“In the UK, there is an increasing demand for modern methods of construction with a number of dedicated MMC frameworks across multiple government departments including education, healthcare and justice as well as the private sector.

“For public sector projects, there is a focus on maximising the premanufactured value (PMV) of the building which allows the government to see tangible benefits around how quickly buildings become operational.

“For obvious reasons, 2020 also saw a big demand for healthcare projects to address the need for additional ward space, as well as clinical and nightingale facilities.

“We have recently secured over £80m worth of new healthcare projects in the UK and Ireland as healthcare teams realise the benefits of modular construction for the sector.”

Source: Business Live

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