Topaz Petrol Station, Naas Dual Carriageway, Co. Kildare.

Located on the Naas Dual Carraigeway, this project involved the demolition of the existing service station, forecourt, removal of the existing underground tanks and all associated services.  Construction work included a new retail unit, forecourts, below ground petrol storage tanks and associated fuel pumping equipment for both HGV’s and cars.

he service station was kept live during demolition and construction works which were phased to minimise the impact to all users.  This necessitated effective project management and co-ordination of all relevant specialist sub-contractors associated with these works.  In particular, the co-ordination of services required specific planning and careful execution owing to the complexity of fuel lines and regular services to the retail building combined with the presence of live services which were required to be kept in operation throughout the project.

ABM also carried out the installation of associated new infrastructure such as new access roads and IT infrastructure to support the new high-tech service station.

Many challenges presented themselves with this project.  Examples of these included traffic and public access management during construction removal of contaminated waste and the presence of overhead power lines.

This project was completed successfully and ABM maintained their excellent Health and Safety record.