The main contract for the €365 million redevelopment of Lansdowne Road stadium in Dublin has been awarded to Irish firm John Sisk & Son.
The firm was selected in the past few days after an international tender contest. Formal contracts are set to be signed over the next two weeks, according to reliable sources.
Sisk will carry out most of the construction work on the new stadium and will retain a number of other firms on a sub-contract basis.
Engineering firm Kentech will carry out certain aspects of the mechanical engineering on the stadium. The 50,000-seater venue is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2009.
Sisk was awarded the contract by the Lansdowne Road Stadium Development Company, which is the joint venture company between the government, the IRFU and the FAI.
The company has significant experience in large developments, with its previous projects including the redevelopments of Croke Park and the Guinness Storehouse, and the construction of Dundrum Town Centre and Blanchardstown Town Centre in Dublin.
Sunday Business POst