The creation of around 70 jobs in Manchester by a Republic of Ireland construction specialist was welcomed by the country’s Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar.

The news of ESS Modular’s move comes as Mr. Varadkar leads a trade mission to the UK organized by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government’s trade and innovation agency.

ESS Modular has doubled its presence in the UK with the opening of a new one in Manchester.

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Mr Varadkar said: “Ireland and Great Britain will always have a close relationship. Our two countries are connected in many ways and we will try to strengthen these connections as we overcome the pandemic and face future challenges such as climate change. ”And digitization.

“Irish companies have created over 125,000 jobs in the UK. By working closely together, building existing and building new partnerships, we hope to create more jobs and prosperity for both countries.

“I look forward to visiting the UK as part of my first personal trade mission as Secretary of State for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and I really look forward to bringing some good news about Irish companies investing and creating jobs.” on the floor.”

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Managing Director of ESS ModularPaul Tierney added: “We are very excited to open this new office in Manchester, which will significantly strengthen our presence in the UK.

“In the last 12 months we have seen a big change in the entire industry in order to adopt, adopt and actively pursue modern construction methods.

“In the UK, there is an increasing demand for advanced building methods with a range of dedicated MMC frameworks in several government departments including education, health and justice, and the private sector.

“In public sector projects, the focus is on maximizing the prefabricated value (PMV) of the building, which will allow the government to see tangible benefits in getting buildings up and running quickly.

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“For obvious reasons, there was also a high demand for health projects in 2020 to meet the need for additional space on the ward, as well as clinical and nightingale facilities.

“We recently secured over £ 80 million in new healthcare projects in the UK and Ireland as healthcare teams see the benefits of modularity for the sector.”

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