Wednesday 2nd March 2022: daa has selected Sisk/Lagan Joint Venture (JV) to undertake its Dublin Airport Airside and Landside civil engineering framework worth over €325 million. This fully integrated JV between respective engineering firms, John Sisk & Son and Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure Ltd will utilise Sisk’s position as the leading building & civil engineering contractor in Ireland and Lagan’s position as a leader in worldwide aviation and airport infrastructure development.

The Airside and Landside Lot 1 framework is part of daa’s Capital Investment Programme 2020+ for Dublin Airport (CIP 2020+) which is designed to deliver continued growth over the medium term in line with Irish government policy.

This Framework consists of a number of civil engineering and infrastructure projects to upgrade the pavement, drainage and electrical systems at Dublin Airport’s boarding gate piers, aircraft stands, terminals, aprons, taxiways and the general airfield campus, in line with daa’s CIP 2020+.

Sisk has previously completed major Irish civil engineering projects including, Luas Cross City, Limerick Tunnel and is currently working on the Dunkettle Interchange Upgrade works in Cork. In 2019, Sisk completed the Boeing Gold Hangar at Gatwick Airport in London.

Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure Limited has completed several recent high-profile airport projects including projects at Ireland West Airport, London City Airport and London Southend Airport.

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Ultan McCloskey, Director of Infrastructure at daa said: “Dublin Airport plays a vital role in connecting Ireland with the world and daa has an ongoing requirement to invest in our infrastructure to achieve that mission. We are looking forward to working in partnership with leaders in building and civil engineering that have the people, processes and best practice to support our existing in-house teams. Working with Sisk/Lagan Joint Venture (JV) to undertake our Airside and Landside civil engineering works, will ensure we collectively deliver the capital investment programme required right across Dublin Airport.”

Paul Brown, CEO, John Sisk & Son said: “Sisk/Lagan JV is delighted to be selected by daa to complete the Airside and Landside Lot 1 Framework at Dublin Airport. Sisk has a proud history of delivering first-class civil engineering projects in Ireland. We look forward to beginning our new working relationship with daa, Lagan and local communities to create a positive legacy at Dublin Airport.”

Steve Turner, MD, Lagan Aviation & Infrastructure Ltd said: “Sisk Lagan JV look forward to working along with daa and the stakeholders to deliver the Airside and Landside Lot 1 Framework. Lagan has a long track record of delivering infrastructure projects in airports and we look forward to working with Sisk on this framework.”

Essential projects, such as Dublin Airport’s new North Runway and the upgrade to the airport’s hold baggage screening systems have been progressing and there will also be a requirement for significant ongoing works across the airport campus.

In 2019, Dublin Airport welcomed a record 32.9 million passengers and had flights to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by almost 50 airlines. Rebuilding Ireland’s connectivity will play a vital role in helping the Irish economy to recover from the economic shock of the pandemic.


For more information contact:

Kevin Cullinane

daa Group Head of Communications

M: +353 86 2440195


Barry Ryan

John Sisk & Son Communications Executive

M: +353 87 3800578


Editor’s notes

About daa

daa owns and manages Dublin and Cork airports in Ireland and has operations/investments in 15 countries overseas including Canada, Cyprus Germany, India, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia. daa’s travel retail business ARI has operations in 14 countries, and also holds the group’s investments in Düsseldorf Airport and in Hermes Airports, which manages Larnaca and Paphos airports in Cyprus. daa International offers advisory, management and investment services to clients globally. It manages Terminal 5 at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh and recently won the contract to manage the new airport at the Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia.

About CIP 2020+

This capital programme requires ongoing continued capital investment across Dublin Airport. Essential projects, such as Dublin Airport’s new North Runway and the upgrade to hold baggage screening systems are nearing completion and daa will also seek planning permission for future works presently.

Works may take place in critical areas across the airfield, boarding gate piers, terminals and the general airport campus. Working together with key stakeholders, the works will be delivered in a manner that causes minimal impact on the existing airport operation, airline customers and passengers.

About John Sisk & Son

John Sisk & Son is an innovative, international, construction and engineering business with a long-term vision and over 160 years in operation. Sisk employs approx. 1,800 people and is Ireland's leading provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe with the track record, scale and capacity to successfully undertake large, complex multidisciplinary programmes. Sisk is recognised by global clients as a world leader in safe delivery.

Sisk delivers projects and programmes in key sectors such as Data and Technology, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Infrastructure, Transportation, Healthcare, Commercial, Residential, Retail, Industrial, Leisure, Education and Energy. Sisk offers a life-cycle approach to construction from planning and offsite construction, through delivering and fitting out a project safely and sustainably with technology as a key enabler, and then working with clients to help manage and maintain buildings efficiently throughout their lifespan.

About Lagan