05 Jan 2021
FORRME have successfully completed the construction of a new headquarters & training facility for Meath Civil Defence in Navan. The part single storey, part two storey building, named ‘Moat View House – Arás Radharc an Mhóta’ is Meath County Council’s first building with an A3 Building Energy Rating & includes 21 solar PV panels producing 4.5kw of electricity for use in the building.
Meath Civil Defence are delighted with their new purpose-built home for training & resource storage. Speaking at the official opening, Jackie Maguire, Chief Executive of Meath County Council, commended the work of the 185 volunteers who since the beginning of the current pandemic have passed 500 C-19 taskings. Ms Maguire said: “Civil Defence is very important to Meath County Council & to the people of Meath. It & the volunteers have played a key role in supporting the principle response agencies during the pandemic, such as An Garda Siochana, the Fire Service, the HSE & other frontline agencies. The volunteers are the lifeblood of the Civil Defence & today I am delighted that these volunteers have a permanent home & one that I hope they’ll be proud of & use for maximum benefit”.
FORRME were honoured to deliver this project for such a worthy cause & it was gratifying to receive formal acknowledgment of our input from Project Architect, Denise Curtis of vanDijk Architects who said “It was a pleasure to deal with FORRME. They attended to defects in a timely manner & the quality of the finished work was of a high standard. We would have no hesitation in working with FORRME on future projects”.