Irish building firm MMD Construction plans to create 100 new jobs, almost doubling its workforce, over the next two years following a surge in demand for its services.
The company, which has been involved in landmark health and education projects for the state, made the announcement at the official opening of its new €6m office building at the Cork Airport Business Park today.
Recruitment is already underway for positions such as project managers, engineers, BIM technicians, carpenters and plasterers.
The new roles will help the firm to meet growing demand for its construction services from several sectors, including pharmaceutical, healthcare, residential and education.
The firm is currently building the €30m Carrigaline Education Campus in Co Cork. It is one of the largest and most ambitious combined primary and secondary school development projects in the country.
The firm was behind the recent completion of the St Mary’s health campus on the northside of Cork city, the largest primary care centre in the country.
It is working on the development of another primary care centre in Bandon and it is also working on several social and affordable housing schemes in Kinsale and Clonakilty.
The company, which was founded in 2000, and which now has about 140 full-time staff, has invested some €6m in the development of its new state-of-the-art headquarters.
The building features ergonomically designed workspaces, biometric access technology, and a full on-site gym for staff.
MMD Construction director, Cormac Smith, said today is a great day for the company.
"Together, we will continue to offer our customers the very best in design and delivery of construction projects across several sectors," he said.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney, who opened the offices, hailed the company's growth story and said the new jobs will provide a huge boost to the local economy.
MMD Construction is one of the first contractors in Ireland to achieve a specific ISO health and safety standard.
The company also recently hit a significant health and safety milestone and marked 92,000 hours on site (the equivalent of one year) without a single accident.