McAvoy makes new board appointment

The McAvoy Group - Martin O'Neill

The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has expanded its Board with the appointment of Martin O’Neill as Contracts Director, further strengthening its management team.

With 25 years’ experience in construction and civil engineering, Martin brings a wide range of project delivery experience to his new role.

He will take responsibility for delivering offsite projects to the highest quality standards whilst meeting McAvoy’s stringent health and safety requirements on every site. He will collaborate at the initial design and procurement stages of a project and will lead site operations to handover and post-completion. He will work closely with the Group’s business development, commercial and manufacturing teams, giving clients the benefit of a fully seamless approach.

Commenting on the new appointment, Mark Lowry, Managing Director of The McAvoy Group, said, “We are continuing to grow and develop the McAvoy business, which in turn means strengthening the team with the best possible talent who share our vision. We are thrilled to be welcoming Martin to the Board. His experience, knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in driving the Group forward across a range of sectors.”

“Martin has the right combination of wide-ranging delivery experience and a dedication to quality, and health and safety. This will ensure our extensive pipeline of work, particularly in the education, infrastructure and healthcare sectors, continues to be delivered to the very highest standards.”

A member of the Institution of Engineers Ireland, Martin was previously Regional Director for Scotland and Northern England at Farrans Construction where he was responsible for around £100m of projects each year. He managed a full team of construction professionals, focusing on delivery of every project on budget, on programme and to the required quality and specification.

High profile contracts that Martin has been involved in include the Edinburgh Tram extension and the stunning new Northern Spire Bridge in Sunderland, as well as a series of major wind farm projects in England, Scotland and Wales.

The McAvoy Group is one of the leading offsite specialists in the UK and Ireland, offering the full range of design, manufacturing, fitting out and construction services for the delivery of high quality, affordable and sustainable buildings in the education, health, commercial, infrastructure, and residential sectors.

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