Dunnes Stores has opened a new store on the site of the former Superquinn supermarket in Naas town centre. 

The new supermarket has a floor area of 2750m2, and its state-of-the-art food hall features some of Ireland's leading artisan food brands, including Sheridans Cheesemongers. 

Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) provided civil, structural and traffic engineering services for the scheme, as well as undertaking the role of project supervisor design process (PSDP) for the works. 

Extensive demolition works were specified by ROD, with careful sequencing to retain the original primary structure. 

An extensive new mezzanine level to provide office space for staff was added to the existing structure as was a large steelwork roof platform to support air handling and chiller equipment. These additions necessitated strengthening of the original steelwork structure. 

ROD’s design partner on the scheme was Delahunty & Harley Architects, and Blessington-based John Ward Construction was the main contractor. 

ROD’s links with the Naas site extend back to 2000 when it was owned by the former Superquinn Group. ROD provided civil and structural engineering support services to Superquinn for many years, including works at its Naas, Blanchardstown, Finglas, Carlow and Swords stores.


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