Housebuilder Glenveagh reopens construction sites
Listed builder says sites will be opened on a phased basis to help meet new restrictions
Glenveagh chief executive Stephen Garvey and Cathal Mooney, head of health and safety, at one of the company’s sites that reopened on Monday. Photograph: Fennells
Irish housebuilder Glenveagh Properties started reopening its building sites on Monday. The company said it was reopening 16 construction sites “in line with public health guidelines”.
The sites were closed seven weeks ago as the Government introduced restrictiosn to try to limit the spread of coronavirus.
The listed builder said the reopening of sites would occur on a phased, gradual basis to ensure that all employees and sub-contractors had the opportunity to adapt to the new protocols that have been put in place.
Mr Garvey said the company was adopting a cautious approach, and that it would be some time before all construction workers were back on sites.
“The priority is health and safety and getting everyone used to the new protocols, and that will take a little time. Our next priority will be to finish out units for over 500 customers who are looking forward to moving into a Glenveagh home this year.”