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Bio Cork II, Ireland


Large-scale fed batch technology, the first of its kind in Ireland and for J&J globally

Bio Cork 2 external facade

Proven experience in Life Sciences

Janssen wanted to expand their existing facility in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork and implement large-scale fed batch technology, the first of its kind in Ireland and for Johnson & Johnson globally. 

The expansion involved the construction of new buildings with a total floor space of almost 20,000 sqm. It also included expansion of the existing warehouse, laboratory administration buildings, support infrastructure and utilities.

Steel frame being lifted into place

Creating a safety culture

A comprehensive EHS programme was tailored to the project which was very successful as we had in excess of 3.2 million manhours accident free, and no environmental or business interruption issues. 

The Sisk values include ‘Care’, this is defined as ‘We take care of ourselves, the people we work with, the environment and the community in which we work’. This means we put occupational health and safety at the heart of everything we do.

Sisk delivered BioCork 2 on time and in the €300m budget, and most importantly safely

Field of Dreams

As a family owned business we pride ourselves on leaving a lasting legacy in the communities that we work in

Supporting Women in STEM

Sisk in partnership with I WISH (Inspiring Women in Stem) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) organised for 40 female transition year (TY) students from all over County Cork to visit the Sisk Construction Site at Janssen Sciences Ireland UC.

I WISH is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young female students to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths).

Members of the Sisk team, CIT, Janssen and STEM students

The Field of Dreams

Seeking to add to the community the project Construction Management Team of JANSSEN (Client)  PM Group (Designer) and Sisk (Construction Manager) joined forces to volunteer at the “Field of Dreams” facility outside Ballincollig in County Cork which provides a learning and social environment for young adults with Down Syndrome. 

Over a three year plan the project will complete footpaths around the facility and construct a new fruit garden. This social project has been extremely well received by the operating team at the Field of Dreams and the level of volunteering by all parties is to be commended.

Some of the Sisk team volunteering for The Field of Dreams

"This site demonstrates exceptional and in some areas, innovative approaches to using the CCS categories. In summary, site can demonstrate outcomes across the Scheme categories as exceptional and innovative with many congratulations due."

CCS (Considerate Constructor's Scheme)

CURT Awards 2020

Project Excellence Award and Safety Excellence Award

Engineering News Record (ENR) 2020

Global Best Healthcare Project

Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) Awards 2020

Industrial award