We were delighted to be one of the hosts for the Tekla Precast study trip 2018.

The day started with a presentation and Q&A session on how and why we implemented Tekla structures into our design office. We then visited our works to explain how Tekla structures runs our automated plant, finishing with a site visit showcasing how we have implemented cutting edge software into our design office to help deliver complex projects on time and on budget.

Oran Precast workers installed the last of the precast elements for the new Presentation College in Athenry last week. The final elements were installed for the new School PE Hall last Friday, 8th June. The tight precast Installation programme was run exactly on schedule, which no doubt will greatly help the main contractor, JJ Rhatigan hit their completion date target of early 2019.

Oran Precast supplied 250mm deep Hollowcore slabs and solid precast Stairs and Landings for two internal staircores and one external stairs for the new school building at Archbishop McHale College, Tuam, Co. Galway recently.

Over 40% of the precast frame for the proposed Presentation College, Athenry has been erected as this stage. JJRhatigan have contracted Oran Precast Ltd. to design, manufacture and erect this large frame, no doubt influenced by the success of the recent Student Accommodation project at National University of Ireland, Galway. The use of very large single piece solid walls with pre-formed window and door opes is a staple of all rapid build school projects and has been used extensively on this project also. 

The precast frame for the new Presentation College in  Athenry, Galway is progressing well. The use of precast solid walls, twin walls and hollowcore flooring ensures rapid build construction. Oran Precast installation crews started work in Mid January.

BAM Contractors officially handed over the new Limerick Courthouse building to the National Development Finance Agency who acted as project managers on behalf of the Courts Service and The Department of Justice and Equality.

The entire precast frame solution designed, manufactured and erected by Oran Precast Ltd. came to a value of €2.2m.


Letterkenny Courthouse has been completed as part of the Government's Courts Bundle 7 PPP Programme and the building is scheduled to open officially on the 2nd January 2018. BAM contracted OranPrecast Ltd. to design, manufacture and supply the structual frame of the building, which helped to get the project completed in line with a very tight build schedule.

The development consists of the design and construction of four blocks of new student accommodation to include 429 bedspaces across 79 apartments, communal areas & ancillary office/reception facilities and internal plant/service rooms, refuse storage and covered cycle storage facilities. The development will have a gross floor area of 12,600 sq.m. The project has been designed and erected by Oran Pre-cast using crosswall construction with 200mm twinwall load-bearing walls carrying 200mm, 300mm & 500mm hollowcore flooring units with solid wall elements to the façades. All walls have been supplied with a high quality internal finish and have incorporated numerous cast-in electrical back-boxes and conduits.


The ground floor also includes a number of precast circular and rectangular columns with associated beams at First floor to provide a concrete frame for versatile open plan reception and communal areas.


Also included in the pre-cast contract are the staircores, including stair flights and landings as well as the lift cores and lift fronts.

Additional Videos showing some of the individual processes that form part of the overall complex process of manufacturing concrete twin walls in our automated state of the art plant have been uploaded to our Youtube channel and are available within the Downloads section of the website. 

The last component of the main precast frame was installed in February 2017. Since then, follow-on trades including installation of Roof Steelwork, M&E, Blockwork and Stud Partitions, Stone and finishes have been ongoing. Oran Precast were re-contracted to provide a number of free-standing cantilever external walls and columns which form the perimeter walls and gated entrances for the Courthouse on the Mulgrave Street side and within the Secure Yard which abutts the nearby Limerick Prison Walls. 8m high 300mm thick walls were provided around the Secure Yard at the rear of the building.