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Ulster GAA statement on Casement Park project

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by Aiken PR

24/11/2023

Ulster GAA sincerely thanked Heron Bros Limited for its commitment to this project and its work over the past 10 years

Ulster GAA announces its long–standing construction contactor, Heron Bros Limited, will not proceed to deliver the main works contract for the new Casement Park.

Ulster GAA is working closely with its partners in the Department for Communities (DfC) to progress procurement of a contractor using recognised frameworks for major construction projects.

We are determined and confident that construction work will commence in line with the timelines required to host the UEFA EURO Championships in 2028. Ulster GAA is bringing forward critical aspects of the construction programme to progress the project, at pace, during the process to secure a new main contractor in the coming months, including site clearance and a range of enabling works packages.

Heron Bros Limited participated fully in a recent due diligence exercise following its JV partner, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, falling into administration and demonstrated their capacity and capability to bring this project forward. It has become clear that the restrictions of the Public Contract Regulations prevent Ulster GAA from pursuing its preferred option of retaining and modifying the existing contract for the project.