What We Do

What we do
What we do

The ‘John Paul Way’

As industry-leading builders and contractors, we have worked hard to establish a reputation for consistently and successfully delivering complex construction projects.

We have comprehensive expertise across all sectors, including Data Centres, Pharma/Life Sciences, Industrial, Healthcare, Commercial & Retail, Fitout, Residential & Student Accommodation, Tourism & Leisure, Public, Transport, Energy/Renewables, and Civil Infrastructure.

John Paul Construction is more than just a contractor – we are construction partners who take pride in being good people to do business with.

We are tireless in our pursuit of excellence, always looking for ways to improve performance.

Sectors

International

We are a proud Irish company that is also privileged to work in several international markets. In Europe we have an office presence in London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. And through our sister company Absal Paul, our success in the Middle East has seen us open a head office in Riyadh and regional offices in both Al Khobar (Saudia Arabia) and the Kingdom of Bahrain. Learn more about our work here.

Featured Case Studies

  • 48MW High-Capacity Data Centre, Meath

    Construction of a new two storey, 48MW data centre comprised of 12 data halls delivered on a phased basis.

  • MSD Dunboyne BioNX Project

    Design and build construction of a new 19,000m² bio-pharma facility using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model.

  • Beverage Concentrate Manufacturing Facility

    The project comprised the fast-track design and build, remodelling and alterations of a 20-year-old, 30,000m² distribution centre in Newbridge.

  • The National Rehabilitation Hospital

    This project consisted of the construction of 18,000m² of new hospital buildings on the existing live campus of the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dun Laoghaire.

  • 1-6 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (1SJRQ)

    1-6 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (1SJRQ) is a mixed-use development comprised of 2 retail units and 10,487m² of office space spread over six floors.

  • Department of Health Office Fitout

    Cat A and B fitout of an 8-storey building over basement including all core finishes and the coordination of all fixtures, fittings and equipment.

  • Clancy Quay Phase III Residential Development

    Detailed design, construction and fitout of 246 new residential units in 5 new blocks ranging from 6 -9 storeys above podium level.

  • Adare Manor

    The redevelopment of Adare Manor comprised recreating a luxury 5-star hotel and golf resort on an 840-acre estate in Limerick.

  • The National Gallery of Ireland

    Upgrade and refurbishment of the historic wings of the National Gallery.

  • A9 Dualling

    Design and build conversion of 7.5km of online single carriageway to dual carriageway standard.

  • 16MW High-Capacity Data Centre, West Dublin

    Site enabling works and Design and Build of a new two-storey, 16MW data centre in West Dublin.

  • 9MW High-Capacity Data Centre, West Dublin

    Design and Build of a new COLO 2-storey data centre 16MW high-capacity data centre.

History

  • 1949
    1949 Company founded
    1949 Company founded

    Tommy Simington, Erskine Childers (President of Ireland 1973-74) and John Paul

  • 1955
    1955
    1955

    Completion of a new bridge as part of the Lee Hydroelectric Scheme

  • 1960
    1960
    1960

    Completion of the Cork Airport Runway

  • 1964
    1964
    1964

    Completion of the ESB Power Station at Shannonbridge

  • 1969
    1969
    1969

    Completion of Carroll’s Factory in Dundalk

  • 1972
    1972
    1972

    Completion of a new cement kiln at the Platin Works Cement Plant

  • 1979
    1979
    1979

    Completion of the iconic Water Tower in University College Dublin

  • 1985
    1985
    1985

    Completion of the landmark Wood Quay Offices for Dublin City Council

  • 1988
    1988
    1988

    Refurbishment of the historic Dublin Castle

  • 1997
    1997
    1997

    Tallaght Hospital – completion of the largest healthcare project in the history of the state

  • 2001
    2001
    2001

    Directors management buy-out from the Paul and Simington families

  • 2008
    2008
    2008

    Awarded the contract for St. Vincent’s Private Hospital, one of Ireland’s largest private hospitals

  • 2010
    2010
    2010

    Commenced international operations in the United Kingdom and Middle East

  • 2016
    2016
    2016

    Completion of the landmark Chelsea Creek – a 25 storey tower block

  • 2017
    2017
    2017

    The multi-award winning Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort is handed over

  • 2019
    2019
    2019

    Liam Kenny appointed as Managing Director, and transition of company leadership and ownership to new Executive Team

  • 2021
    2021
    2021

    Commenced work on a 16MW high capacity data centre in the UK

  • 2023
    2023
    2023

    Awarded the contract for the Upgrade of Terminal 7 at Rosslare Europort in Wexford.

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