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Cogent Managing Director Kevin James – Featured in The Public Sector Magazine

Cogent Managing Director Kevin James – Featured in The Public Sector Magazine

Cogent Associates Managing Director Kevin James shares some insights into the challenges facing the construction industry in a post-Covid environment, in the current issue of  The Public Sector Magazine – recommending due diligence reviews on the supply chain for all public sector projects and how an understanding of the factors affecting a project is key […]

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Blog Series: Retrofitting – it’s about Incentives

Blog Series: Retrofitting – it’s about Incentives

Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be delving deeper into the Housing for All plan, exploring how this well intended strategy to solve a nationwide housing crisis will be delivered – or if it will be deliverable at all. Fundamentally, we admire the plan’s ambition. We believe the timing is right and […]

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Our ‘Housing for All’ Series

Our ‘Housing for All’ Series

The significance – and scale – of the Housing for All plan for our industry, indeed for the nation, is such that weeks on, it is still being digested and will most likely be chewed over for many weeks and months to come. Fundamentally, the immediate critique must have been palatable for Minister for Housing, […]

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Design Appointment for 14 Storey Tower at Limerick Opera

Design Appointment for 14 Storey Tower at Limerick Opera

Henry J Lyons Architects have been appointed to design the 14 storey Commercial Tower, Public Library and The Granary courtyard at the Opera Site in Limerick. This appointment, complements the previous appointment of COADY Architects to One Opera Square and represents significant progress in the development and realisation of the Opera Site development. A project that Cogent […]

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Google Launches Bolandsmill.com

Google Launches Bolandsmill.com

We are delighted to promote the launch of www.bolandsmills.com on behalf of our client Google Ireland – an exciting new Placemaking concept which aims to bring together independent restaurants, café bars and leisure offerings, a new food marketplace, public realm and cultural spaces. Cogent Associates are providing Project and Cost Management consultancy services that includes assisting […]

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Expanding the Cogent Senior Team

Expanding the Cogent Senior Team

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Associate Directors Janine Burke, Brian Healy and Brendan Dooley to our PMQS teams, together with the promotion of Bryan O’Reilly to Senior Associate Director and Gayle Foulds to Associate Director Marketing & Bids. Together they bring a wealth of experience and skills to the Cogent team. Welcome […]

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Vacancies – Project Managers

Vacancies – Project Managers

Thanks to continued growth, Cogent Associates are currently seeking talented individuals to join our Project Management team. If you have 5-10 years Project Management Consultancy experience and are looking to take your career to the next level, we would like to hear from you. You will be working as part of a well-established team, managing […]

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ALDI to Open New 100% Green Energy Store in Limerick

ALDI to Open New 100% Green Energy Store in Limerick

Planning permission has been granted to Aldi to build a new store on Roches Street, Limerick City that will be powered by 100% green energy. Cogent Associates have been working with Aldi since 2004, delivering new stores and refurbishments under the Project Fresh design.  The 1250sqm Aldi Roches Street store will be built as an environmentally […]

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Ropemaker Place, Cardiff Lane wins Building of the Year Award 2021

Ropemaker Place, Cardiff Lane wins Building of the Year Award 2021

We are delighted to announce that Ropemaker Place has won Building of the Year for the Residential Private Rented Sector. Cogent Associates provided Project and Cost Management Services to Marlet Property Group for this Cardiff Lane development that began as a brownfield site. It now boasts the LEED Platinum certified Sorting Office and award winning Ropemaker Place, […]

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Design & Planning Underway at Dalymount Park

Design & Planning Underway at Dalymount Park

The redevelopment project for Dalymount Park is now underway thanks to funding secured by Dublin City Council, so design and planning work will now commence for the creation of a brand-new c6,000 seat stadium. Cogent Associates are providing Project Management services and are delighted to be part of the overall transformation of Dalymount Park. The […]

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Rapid Build for Residential Projects on Site

Rapid Build for Residential Projects on Site

Some optimism for the construction industry as residential  projects resume on site. Rapid build modular systems and materials such as room pods and ICF will ensure that social housing developments such as Cluid’s The Gallops, Co Cavan and Milltown, Co Kerry, where Cogent are acting as ER, can proceed in earnest. Modern Methods of Construction […]

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Planning Granted for St Kevin’s Hospital Site, Cork

Planning Granted for St Kevin’s Hospital Site, Cork

We are delighted to report that planning has been granted for this Land Development Agency social housing development in Cork. This development has been positively received by the local Cork community and we are pleased to see such favourable reporting in the local press (see below). This is testament to the effort put in by […]

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Grangegorman Printworks – Resumption of Works on Site

Grangegorman Printworks – Resumption of Works on Site

Grangegorman Printworks, designated Essential Works, is back on site this week following a staggered resumption of works. Cogent Associates are providing Cost Management and M&E QS services to deliver this steel framed building that will include teaching and technical support spaces associated with print-making and screen printing. Full credit due to the Grangegorman Development Agency […]

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International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

This International Women’s Day we reflect on the challenges the construction industry faces in addressing the gender balance. At Cogent Associates, we have made a conscious effort to provide a more gender balanced office environment, but there are still obstacles to overcome, not least in attracting women into the industry. As such we are committed […]

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Cogent’s Anthony McCarthy talks Facilities Management with the Business Post

Cogent’s Anthony McCarthy talks Facilities Management with the Business Post

Anthony McCarthy, Director at Cogent Associates, featured in this week’s Business Post Commercial Report – highlighting the need for independent strategic review and forward planning when reimagining the workplace in a post-Covid environment. 28th February, 2021, Business Post: “Efficiency runs central to the success of every work environment. The occupied space needs to be capital-cost […]

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On Site Delivering Modular Housing for DCC

On Site Delivering Modular Housing for DCC

We are currently on site with SISK providing 261 new homes for Dublin City Council using rapid build modular technology. The project is comprised of four sites delivering a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and houses – incorporating the latest renewable energy systems.    Under our appointment to the DCC Framework, Cogent Associates are providing full pre and post contract Cost Management services to Bonham Street, Bunratty Road, Springvale & Cork Street. The modular method ensures that critical […]

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Vacancies – Quantity Surveyors

Vacancies – Quantity Surveyors

We currently have a number of vacancies for highly motivated Quantity Surveyors to join our rapidly expanding Cost Management team in Dublin. At Cogent Associates, we are committed to supporting all of our staff in building their careers through a well structured and proven career development programme and are seeking candidates who are focused on […]

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Seeking Project Managers – All Levels

Seeking Project Managers – All Levels

We are seeking highly motivated Project Managers and a Senior Project Manager with between 5-10 years client side / consultancy experience. You will be working as part of a well-established team, managing large scale construction projects, predominantly base-build and fit-out, in a variety of sectors such as commercial offices, residential, social housing, retail. The current […]

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Planning Granted for Google Boland’s Quay Public Realm

Planning Granted for Google Boland’s Quay Public Realm

Planning has been granted on this complex, multifaceted public realm project that seeks to enliven this quarter of Dublin outside of working hours, Mon-Fri. Cogent Associates are pleased to be involved with Google Ireland, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Henry J Lyons Architects, Ethos Engineering and CORA Consulting Engineers and proud of our Project Management, Cost Management […]

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Aldi to Open 6 New Stores

Aldi to Open 6 New Stores

Aldi is set to open six new stores in Ireland this year and in so doing are supporting the creation of 1,050 new jobs through 2020 and 2021. This is a real positive news story for our client Aldi and for the construction sector. We are delighted to be providing QS services for several of […]

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Cogent Recognised for Excellence in Collaboration

Cogent Recognised for Excellence in Collaboration

We are thrilled to have been recognised for Excellence in Collaboration in the Fit Out Awards 2020. The prize was awarded for our collaboration with Code Pod Hostel, O’Donnell O’Neill Design and NBDA Architects on Jacob’s Inn Hostel, Talbot Street, Dublin. This award recognises the collaborative efforts of the design team, working together on a […]

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Promotions at Cogent Associates

Promotions at Cogent Associates

In recognition of their contribution to the continued growth and success of Cogent Associates, we are delighted to announce the following promotions at Cogent Associates: James Clifford, Director; Glen Roche, Senior Associate Director Eoin Sammon, Senior Associate Director Laurence Conran, Senior Project Manager Stephen Johnson, Project Manager Orlaith Nic Gearailt, Project Surveyor Conor Willis, Project […]

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Planning Lodged for St Kevin’s Cork

Planning Lodged for St Kevin’s Cork

We are delighted to see planning lodged for St Kevin’s SHD in Cork this week. A Land Development Agency (LDA) development of over 260 homes, for which Cogent is providing Project Management Services. The development will consist of a mix of town houses, duplex apartments, 3 and 4 bedroom duplex townhouses and walk-up apartments. Plans […]

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December Step Challenge for Dublin Simon Community

December Step Challenge for Dublin Simon Community

Teams from Cogent Associates will be walking, running, cycling or swimming their way through December to help raise money for Dublin Simon Community and tackle homelessness. Who do you know at Cogent? Find out which Team they are on and donate to keep them motivated. We have set ourselves a target of 2,000,000 steps – please […]

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Demolition and Enabling Works Commence on Opera Site

Demolition and Enabling Works Commence on Opera Site

The biggest single commercial property programme investment in Limerick and largest ever outside the capital got underway today at the Opera Site. Having achieved planning in February 2020, the demolition and enabling works programme were commenced today by contractor John Sisk & Son Ltd at the 1.62 hectare site. Pictured with Limerick Twenty Thirty Chief […]

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Planning Permission for BioConnect Innovation Centre

Planning Permission for BioConnect Innovation Centre

Cogent Associates are delighted with the recent planning grant for our client BioConnect Innovation Centre CLG. This facility will provide state of the art Category 2 Laboratory space and will set the bar for research and innovation hubs both nationally and further afield. This facility is being designed to BIM Level 2 standard, with federated […]

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Google to Offer 46 Boland’s Mill Apartments to Key Workers

Google to Offer 46 Boland’s Mill Apartments to Key Workers

In light of current housing supply issues, Cogent Associates are very proud to be involved in Google’s local community affordable housing initiative at Boland’s Mill, featured in today’s Irish Times. Cogent’s relationship with Google spans more than 10 years and over this time we have worked on many exciting and sometimes challenging projects, from the […]

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Appointment to Deliver Social Housing in Co. Kerry

Appointment to Deliver Social Housing in Co. Kerry

Cogent Associates have been selected to provide Employer’s Representative services to Clúid Housing for the delivery of 54 semi-detached, social housing units in Milltown, County Kerry. To be constructed using the ICF (insulated concrete form) method of construction, this brings the total number of social housing units Cogent Associates are helping to deliver this year […]

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Milestone Reached on Inner City Apartment Build

Milestone Reached on Inner City Apartment Build

We are pleased to see the completion of 2 levels of underpinning to create a six storey, over 2 levels basement, inner city apartment building in Dublin 2. We are providing Project and Cost Management services on this inner city build for Merrion Property Group. This is a significant milestone that ensures the structural stability […]

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Fitout Appointment, Citywest

Fitout Appointment, Citywest

We have recently been appointed to provide Cost Management services for the fitout of a 55,000sqft office space in Citywest for an international financial services firm.   Designed to smart building standards, it will be one of the first fit out projects in Ireland specifically designed to take account of Covid-19’s “new normal”. The office will provide flexible workspace with an emphasis on a healthy indoor environment, designed in line with WELL and LEED standards. 

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Strategic Housing Development (SHD) in the Current Climate

Strategic Housing Development (SHD) in the Current Climate

A tough decision for anyone considering large scale residential development in the current climate will be choosing which projects can possibly benefit from the SHD route. Legislation was introduced in 2017 for a two-year period and due to its initial success, the deadline was extended until the 31st December 2021. Whether or not the Minister […]

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Hartfield Place PRS Scheme

Hartfield Place PRS Scheme

Cogent Associates are delighted to be providing Cost Management services for Hartfield Place PRS scheme on the Swords Road, Dublin. Designed over seven blocks and basement, this development will provide 475 high quality apartments including concierge services, creche, communal areas, private gym and rooftop lounge – as featured in the Irish Times.

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Penrose Dock – Project Completion

Penrose Dock – Project Completion

We are delighted to see this stunning 262,000sqft office development completed to LEED Gold and WELL building standards. Cogent Associates provided Project Monitoring Services on this project located on Cork’s North Quays. Penrose Dock

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Work Commences at Grangegorman Print Works

Work Commences at Grangegorman Print Works

Cogent Associates are delighted to be part of the team delivering two new projects for Grangegorman Development Agency. Following a disruption to the design and procurement programme as a result of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, we are excited to see a start on site for both the Print Works and the Sports Changing Facilities.  […]

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Cogent Appointed on €200m Limerick Opera Development

Cogent Appointed on €200m Limerick Opera Development

We are delighted to announce that Cogent Associates has been appointed as successful tenderer for the key role of Integrated Project Management on the circa €200 million Limerick Opera mixed use project. “This is such an exciting project to be involved in as not alone is Opera of huge significance to Limerick but by virtue […]

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Older Persons Social Housing Development

Older Persons Social Housing Development

Work has commenced on this newbuild Older Persons social housing development located at Fernwood Park & Maplewood Heights, Tallaght. Cogent Associates are providing ER services to Clúid Housing and age-friendly housing provider Clann for this project. The development, located across two sites will provide a total of 40 residential units, predominantly one bedroom with some two […]

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Pre-Application Lodged for St Kevin’s, Cork

Pre-Application Lodged for St Kevin’s, Cork

Retained by the Land Development Agency since 2018, our work as Project Managers continues as a pre-application is lodged with An Bord Pleanála for 274 dwellings, a creche and an enterprise office centre on the former institutional lands of St Kevin’s, Cork. With a mix of townhouse and apartments, this development includes the conversion and […]

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Construction Works at Boland’s Quay Resume

Construction Works at Boland’s Quay Resume

Great to see that construction works at Boland’s Quay have resumed, with new operating procedures in place. Cogent’s relationship with Google spans more than 10 years. We were appointed as Programme Managers in April 2010 to coordinate the development and delivery of a Masterplan, for a 4,000 person European HQ Campus in Dublin City Centre. […]

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Iconic Offices Receive WELLv2 Certification

Iconic Offices Receive WELLv2 Certification

We are delighted to congratulate our client Iconic Offices on achieving WELL v2 Gold Certification at The Lennox Building. The first WELLv2 certified project in Ireland and the first WELL certified flexible office space in Europe. Never before have healthy buildings been so topical and we will no doubt see a significant increase in the number […]

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Social Housing – Construction Resumed

Social Housing – Construction Resumed

Cogent Associates is back on site providing Employers Representative Services to Cluid for the delivery of essential social housing in Dublin, Cavan, Killarney and Dingle. The range of housing and apartment types is intended to respond to both general and special needs, with scope to accommodate families of varying size, single people, older persons and […]

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Prepared for Construction Sites to Re-Open

Prepared for Construction Sites to Re-Open

Here at Cogent Associates we have been project managing the design process in anticipation of a gradual reopening of the construction sites in early May.  Although the new operating procedures for live construction sites may slow down progress on site, in some ways we are going back into this stronger and ready to hit the ground running. Working remotely has led to greater opportunities to communicate, with fewer interruptions and more opportunities to pause for thought. This has enabled us to successfully move projects forward, […]

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Mount Argus Acquired by Patrizia AG

Mount Argus Acquired by Patrizia AG

Further to our involvement as Project and Cost Manager on the Mount Argus residential project, we are delighted to see the successful disposal of the asset by Marlet Property Group to the German fund, to Patrizia AG. Read the Irish Times article in full.

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Cogent Associates Update on Procedures as a Result of COVID-19

Cogent Associates Update on Procedures as a Result of COVID-19

Cogent Associates update on the procedures we have taken to protect the health and safety of our workplace and to ensure service continuity, as a result of COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and have plans in place to deal with the worsening situation. This includes a commitment to our clients to maintain […]

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Social and Affordable Housing in Kilkenny

Social and Affordable Housing in Kilkenny

We are pleased to announce the completion of this Social and Affordable housing development located in Kilkenny City, comprising 27 apartments, constructed over a single level basement for Oaklee Housing. This scheme also includes a new community centre, office accommodation and a communal landscaped area. Cogent Associates provided both Project Management and Employer’s Representative services […]

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New Commission from Central Bank of Ireland

New Commission from Central Bank of Ireland

Having delivered Project, Procurement and Move Management Services on the Central Bank of Ireland’s North Wall Quay development, Cogent Associates are delighted to have received a further commission from Central Bank as they expand their Dockland Campus.

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Volumetric Housing in Cavan

Volumetric Housing in Cavan

We are delighted to be able to share images of a volumetric housing development we are working on with Cluid Housing at The Gallops, Co Cavan. Thirty four houses are being installed using pre-fabricated room pods and rafters. 80% of the construction takes place in a controlled factory environment, with only 20% construction required on […]

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Cogent Presents Modern Methods of Construction

Cogent Presents Modern Methods of Construction

Cogent Associates Director Herve Besse was a keynote speaker this week at the CitA Ltd hosted event ‘Modern Methods of Construction’. This is part of CitA’s Digital Transformation series of lectures. Drawing on recent experience, Cogent presented findings from both a programme and commercial perspective. A summary of the speakers who presented at this event […]

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Project Completion for North Circular Road – Student Accommodation

Project Completion for North Circular Road – Student Accommodation

After 22 months on site, we are delighted to have achieved a PC milestone for this 420 bed student accommodation development for GSA – Global Student Accommodation. This project is located adjacent to DIT Grangegorman, Dublin and offers a campus style facility to students over 9 separate blocks. Cogent provided Project & Cost Management and […]

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Vacancies – Project Managers

Vacancies – Project Managers

Cogent Associates are currently seeking talented individuals to join our team. If you have 5-10 years Project Management Consultancy / Client experience and are looking to take your career to the next level, we would like to hear from you. Our Careers Page contains a link to job specifications.

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Vacancies – Project Managers & Quantity Surveyors

Vacancies – Project Managers & Quantity Surveyors

Cogent Associates are currently seeking talented individuals to join our team. If you are looking to take your career to the next level, we would like to hear from you. Our Careers Page contains links to current job vacancies and specifications.

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Project Completion for Mount Argus PRS

Project Completion for Mount Argus PRS

Mount Argus, a strategic PRS housing development located at Harold’s Cross, achieved Practical Completion for the Marlet Property Group, ahead of programme. A great achievement by Cogent Project and Cost Managers and the wider team. The Development comprises 179 residential units, ranging in height from 3-5 storeys, 236 basement car parking spaces, including open spaces, community […]

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Bonham Street Modular Housing

Bonham Street Modular Housing

Ground preparation works are underway at Bonham Street, as part of Dublin City Council’s new modular, Social Housing Development. When complete, the accommodation will offer circa 60 social accommodation units over 2 blocks. The modular element of construction is designed to maximise off site manufacture and reduce overall on site construction time, in order to […]

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Testing & Commissioning at Cardiff Lane

Testing & Commissioning at Cardiff Lane

Testing & Commissioning is underway in preparation for handover of the Sorting Office, Block 4 Cardiff Lane. Cogent Associates are providing both Cost and Project Management services to this Grade A commercial office building, to LEED Platinum standard. The mixed-use development includes commercial, retail and residential developments across 2 blocks.

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Award Winning Iconic Offices

Award Winning Iconic Offices

We are delighted to report that our Client Iconic Offices, have won at the Fit Out Awards 2019. The winning categories were Office New Build and Conservation Project for The Lennox Building and The Masonry respectively. Cogent Associates had the pleasure of delivering both projects for Iconic Offices, resulting in inspirational and contemporary flexible workspaces. […]

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Cherrywood SDZ

Cherrywood SDZ

Cherrywood Town Centre, the retail development underway in the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone, is scheduled to be presented at the MAPIC property event in Cannes next week. Cogent Associates are supporting Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in the delivery of the infrastructure works associated with this SDZ, the largest urban development in the State. This 880 acre SDZ comprises […]

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Shining a Light on Homelessness

Shining a Light on Homelessness

We were delighted to take part in this years’ Shine A Light charity event, organised by Focus Ireland who help families, young people and children at risk or affected by homelessness. A number of brave souls from Cogent Associates, along with over 1000 people across Ireland, slept out on Friday 18th October, to raise awareness and […]

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Student Accommodation – over 630 beds delivered this Summer

Student Accommodation – over 630 beds delivered this Summer

This Summer Cogent Associates delivered over 630 purpose-built Student Accommodation rooms in Dublin. Developments in Montpelier Hill and Dominick Street were completed in time for the start of the new college year and add to a total of 1500 beds, at various stages of delivery. All are finished to a very high standard, with amenity […]

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Appointment by BioConnect Innovation Centre CLG

Appointment by BioConnect Innovation Centre CLG

We are delighted to confirm our appointment by BioConnect Innovation Centre CLG to support them in the design and construction of a biotechnology research and innovation centre. The new state of the art Innovation Centre in Monaghan, supporting 250 direct and 1,000 downstream jobs, will create a platform for regional transformation by supporting companies perform […]

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Dragons at the Docks Fundraising Event

Dragons at the Docks Fundraising Event

Well done to the Cogent Dragon Boat team – we may not have been anywhere near winning this year’s Dragons at the Docks charity fundraiser, but we had fun participating and it was for a great cause – the Dublin Simon Community, supporting the homeless. Over 72 teams battled it out at this year’s Dragons […]

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Cluid Housing Kerry – Rapid Build & Energy Efficient

Cluid Housing Kerry – Rapid Build & Energy Efficient

With housing shortages and the EU’s NZEB deadline for newbuilds looming, the social housing developments by Cluid in Co. Kerry are current examples of rapid build and energy efficient construction. Cogents experience with this development, combined with DCC’s modular building projects, is providing us with valuable insights into new construction methods, designed to meet the […]

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20 Years in Business

20 Years in Business

Cogent celebrated 20 years in business and marked the occasion with an action packed day of team building activities and evening party. It has been over 2 years since our rebranding event and we were delighted to have this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support. Looking forward to seeing what the next 20 […]

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€240m Purchase of Cardiff Lane Office Scheme

€240m Purchase of Cardiff Lane Office Scheme

We were delighted to read news of the purchase of the Sorting Office on Cardiff Lane. Cogent Associates provided both Project and Cost Management Services for Marlet Property Group Ltd. Our involvement included the management of the development of a masterplan for a mixed-use site between Cardiff Lane and Lime Street, which included contemporary and […]

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5km Staff Relay

5km Staff Relay

Teams of Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors from Cogent Associates participated in this years PwC 5km staff relay in Phoenix Park. It was a great fun event and as usual, well organised and well attended. As Ireland’s biggest staff night out, it was a great opportunity for team bonding!    

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Cogent Promotions

Cogent Promotions

In recognition of their contribution to the continued growth and success of Cogent Associates, we are delighted to announce the following promotions and appointments: Ciaran McArdle, Director; James Clifford, Senior Associate Director; Noel Walsh, Senior Associate Director; Eoin Sammon, Associate Director; Bryan O’Reilly, Associate Director and Deirdre Kelliher, Senior Quantity Surveyor. Our people are our […]

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SCSI/PwC Construction Market Monitor 2019

SCSI/PwC Construction Market Monitor 2019

Some interesting insights into the current state of the Construction market in the SCSI/PwC Construction Market Monitor 2019. https://www.scsi.ie/documents/get_lob?id=1491&field=file

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Project Completion – AIB 2HSQ

Project Completion – AIB 2HSQ

Cogent Associates Project Management team are delighted to have achieved Project Completion on this impressive 6,700sqm, seven storey fit-out for AIB, located at 2 Heuston South Quarter.

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CPD Training – BIM

CPD Training – BIM

An interesting CPD training session on BIM by ArcDox for Cogent Cost, Project and Facilities Management Teams. Thanks to Ralph Montague & colleagues for an informative presentation. The presentation was organised as part of the Cogent Associates CPD training programme, designed to keep Management and Staff up to date with the latest industry developments and techniques. 

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Tender Price Index

Tender Price Index

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Tender Price Index Report has forecasted a national increase of 3.35% for the first 6 months of 2019. The report also highlights a slowing of tender inflation for the first time since early 2017. This will bring construction prices back to peak 2007 levels. SCSI QS Group Chair and Cogent Associates […]

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Women in Construction – The Path to Success

Women in Construction – The Path to Success

Fiona Little In our series designed to encourage young women to consider a career in the Construction Industry, we asked Cogent Project Manager Fiona Little to tell us how she came to work in the industry. What were your favourite subjects at school? Maths and Biology. Did you know, while you were at school, what […]

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