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Steel builds a first for Ireland

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The contract to supply, fabricate and erect steelwork for the Repub- lic of Ireland’s first IKEA store near Dublin has recently been awarded to Atlas Ward Structures.

Atlas Ward, working on behalf of main contractor RG Group, will erect 2,700t of structural steel for the project which has a footprint of 53,499m2. The contract also includes the provision and installation of planks, staircases, pre-cast walls, floor decking and intumescent fire protection.

The new store will have a 1,500 space car park at ground level with two levels above forming the main retail zone.

Offering more than 10,000 products showcased in over 50 fully fur- nished room layouts, the store will also include a number of ancillary facilities for customers including a 500 seater restaurant, a bistro, a cafe, food hall and a creche.

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