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Construction led delivery is what makes us stand out.

In the pharma, biotech, medical devices and consumer products sectors, we are the supplier of choice for many highly respected and pioneering names across the industry.

Recognising the need to retain specialist skills in this unique area, we have assembled a dedicated division who only work in the Life Sciences sector.

Providing a construction management service, combined with the additional attributes you would expect from an experienced multidisciplinary contractor, we offer all the project controls, risk management and reporting to meet each client’s bespoke needs. This is enhanced by our contractor’s eye for detail and constructability, while maintaining strong delivery relationships with key supply chain specialists in the sector.


Bio Cork 2, Ireland

Novartis Cell & Gene Facility, Stein, Switzerland


Analog Devices

Life Sciences construction

Given Ireland’s position as a key European location for the global pharmaceutical industry, Sisk has been at the forefront of innovative pharmaceutical construction for decades, constructing over €1.5 billion in pharma facilities in Ireland alone since 2000 through our dedicated Pharma Division team.

Together, they bring their experience of projects in Bio-Technology, API, OSD, Aseptic Fill/Finish, Medical Devices, Laboratories, Warehouses & Associated Facilities to each new brief we receive, and they have the specialist skills in abundance to take your own pharma project from pre-construction right through to final handover commissioning/validation.

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    Irish Building Magazine December 2022

    Donal McCarthy, COO, Sisk interview

    NIBRT announces construction start for a new ADVANCED THERAPEUTICS facility at its Dublin site


    Sisk and Bruntwood SciTech celebrate topping out of first phase at Birmingham Health Innovation Campus


    Sisk progresses at The Oxford Science Park with names of two new buildings


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    Irish Examiner 12.02.2021

    US Business in Ireland 2021

    Other Life Sciences Case Studies

    Bavarian Nordic, Denmark

    MSD, Haarlem, Netherlands

    Depuy Synthesis

    Pfizer, Grange Castle, Dublin

    National Institute for Bio-Processing Research & Training Facility, Dublin

    Pfizer, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

    Abbvie Creon, Co. Cork

    Boston Scientific, Galway

    Janssen, Beerse, Belgium

    Jannsen Biologics, Leiden, The Netherlands

    MSD, Burgwedel, Germany

    Johnson & Johnson, Shaufhaussen, Switzerland

    Lonza, Visp, Switzerland

    Johnson & Johnson, Omrix, Israel

    Contact us and see how we can work together

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    Donal McCarthy

    Chief Operating Officer (COO) Data Centres, Life Sciences & Technology

    Donal is Chief Operating Officer (COO) Data Centres, Life Sciences & Technology. Donal has held numerous senior positions since re-joining the company in 2002 following an eight-year period working in the construction industry in New York. Prior to that he worked as a graduate engineer with Sisk, having joined the company in 1990.

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    Tom Wall

    Director, Life Sciences, Ireland and UK

    Tom began his career after graduating from college with John Sisk & Son (UK) in 1995. He supported the growth of the UK business, particularly in the energy and process sectors. Having assisted with the successful establishment of this £90 million (Annual Turnover) in the energy, industrial and process (EIP) division. In 2022, Tom became Director of Life Sciences.