11 Aug 2022

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Downes Associates set up Longford base

Downes Associates set up Longford base

Downes Associates set up Longford base

In keeping with Longford’s economic rejuvenation, the county town is now home to arguably one of the most distinguished engineering consultancy firms in the country.

Downes Associates is a Dublin-based engineering consultancy that specialises in structural and civil engineering solutions.

Longford native, Gavin McHugh, a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and with close to 3 decades of experience, has been managing director of the firm since the retirement of founder Paul Downes in 2013.

The continued expansion of Downes Associates in recent years has seen it extend its reach into the west and northwest. To coincide with this expansion, the time appeared opportune to set up a base in Longford.

Gavin, who will return to his home county to head up the new office at Redleaf House, is especially keen to recruit talented engineers and technicians for the new office to get involved in a wide range of exciting projects the company has to offer.

“We think by creating a base in Longford we are creating a very attractive opportunity for those based in or considering a move to the Midlands,” said Gavin this week.

“The company also wants to hear from and attract people who might be working in Dublin, UK or further afield to come and work in a thriving practice because we have the opportunities here for people to excel and meet their career ambitions.”

Among those Downes Associates projects at a local level include a multi million euro redevelopment of St Mel’s College, the establishment of a new Gaelscoil close to Longford’s N4 Axis Centre, Lanesboro Community College and Melview and Stonepark National Schools.

And that’s even before the firm’s wide ranging national and international presence are factored in which include national flagship projects such as Dublin Airport Central and input on UNESCO World Heritage sites.

What’s more, Downes Associates is also proud to provide engineering services to German discount retailer Aldi, on its refit, extension and new building projects nationwide.

To find out more about what one of Ireland’s leading engineering consultancy specialists can offer you, contact Gavin McHugh, Chartered Engineer | Managing Director BE BSc MSc MIStructE CEng FIEI FConsEI on 086 8195170 , Suite 13, Redleaf House, Townparks, Longford Town, N39 NH05.

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