Sports Direct throughout Ireland & UK

Sports Direct/Heatons is one of Ireland’s leading sportswear retail companies and it is a testament to our consistent and continued quality service delivery that MDE have been retained by Heatons Ltd for over 15 years providing services for 57 outlets.

This work has involved delivering mechanical and electrical services to approximately 15,000 ft.² of retail floor space per store. The majority of stores remained fully operational throughout our works.

During this time we provided Heatons with design and build services along with preventative and planned maintenance services.

Our work was delivered to tight deadlines within a specified timeframe to meet our client’s requirements time and again. It demonstrated the importance of a highly valued relationship built on trust and delivery.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Working with various main contractors.
  • Woking in live environments.
  • Working with live services.
  • Meeting and achieving a tight programme of works.
  • Ability to offer design and build services, if and when required.
  • Maintaining a high standard of Health and Safety.
  • Offering a 24-7 emergency response service.

Marks & Spencer – Various locations

As part of a major environmental project by Marks & Spencer UK to reduce their overall carbon footprint, we were appointed as the electrical company of choice for a series of works in Ireland and the UK.

We were contracted to deliver a complete energy saving programme to Marks & Spencer stores in Cork, Dublin, Leeds, Worthing, Manchester and Newcastle.

All work was carried out outside of normal working hours on live sites. Each project met programme requirements and was delivered within budget.

We worked in partnership with various energy consultants to achieve the Marks & Spencer Carbon Footprint target.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Live retail environments.
  • Existing services.
  • Stringent health and safety restrictions.
  • Out of hours work.
  • Working concurrently within the various stores to meet deadlines.
  • No disruption to shop operations, staff and/or customers throughout.
  • Meet carbon footprint requirements/standards.

LIDL Shankill, Dublin 18

The new LIDL store in Shankill, Dublin 18 was completed by MDE in early 2019. This new store was particularly challenging as it was a phased build, due to the requirement to re-locate an existing pharmacy during the build. This was a Single storey building comprising Sales Floor, Offices & Welfare Areas, Storage Areas c/w Loading Bay, Refrigeration, I.T. Suite, and Plant Areas.  The store also had an External Car Park as well as an ‘under-croft’ car park beneath the building.

MDE provided a complete M&E service on this project including a State-of-the-art LED lighting system, BEMS, Structured Cabling Installation, Heating and Ventilation, Air Conditioning, E-Vehicle Charging Stations, M&E Controls and all associated General Power.

  • Careful planning and co-ordination with Principal Contractor.
  • Strict timeframe
  • Continuous communication with the Principal Contractor, and the client’s specialist service providers.

Throughout the contract, as with all of MDE’s contracts, Health, Safety & Quality remained at the forefront of all discussions and meetings – especially when planning new tasks or altering existing plans to facilitate other interested parties. With MDE’s site supervisors holding regular toolbox talks and our management carrying out regular site audits, we can be sure that a HSE&Q culture is ingrained in the thinking of our entire team.

LIDL Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

This new store was built adjacent to LIDL’s existing Nenagh store and was a typical ‘Type13’ store i.e. Single storey comprising Sales Floor, Offices & Welfare Areas, Storage Areas c/w Loading Bay, Refrigeration, I.T. Suite, Plant Areas and External Car Park.

MDE provided a complete M&E service on this project including a State-of-the-art LED lighting system, BEMS, Structured Cabling Installation, Heating and Ventilation, Air Conditioning, E-Vehicle Charging Stations, M&E Controls and all associated General Power.

  • Careful planning and co-ordination with Principal Contractor.
  • Strict timeframe.
  • Continuous communication with the Principal Contractor, and the client’s specialist service providers.

Throughout the contract, as with all of MDE’s contracts, Health, Safety & Quality remained at the forefront of all discussions and meetings – especially when planning new tasks or altering existing plans to facilitate other interested parties. With MDE’s site supervisors holding regular toolbox talks and our management carrying out regular site audits, we can be sure that a HSE&Q culture is ingrained in the thinking of our entire team.

This mind-set ensured that LIDL, Nenagh was completed incident and accident free, ahead of schedule and to a quality standard that exceeded the client’s expectations.

150 Lidl Fast Track Stores Completed – Ireland & UK

MDE have successfully completed over 150 Lidl projects throughout Ireland & England.  These projects have been a combination of new design concepts including new mechanical, electrical, ventilation and installation services.

Listed below is snippet of various locations and Principal Contractors with whom we worked in partnership to ensure that each of these projects were completed within the strict 12 week timeframe:

  • Lidl Donegal Town, Co Donegal – BAM Construction.
  • Lidl Stewartstown Road, Belfast  – Mascott Construction.
  • Lidl High Street, Belfast – Adston Construction.
  • Lidl Ballina, Co Mayo – McCallion Group.
  • Lidl Coleraine  – McCallion Group.
  • Lidl Milton Mowbray, England  – Adston Construction.
  • Lidl Holyhead, Wales  – Adston Construction.
  • Lidl Colchester, England  – Adston Construction.
  • Lidl Shoreham-On-Sea, England  – Adston Construction.
  • Lidl Yardley, Birmingham, England – Adston Construction.

These complex and challenging projects were all completed within the set programmed dates, accident & incident free and to the complete satisfaction of the client (Lidl). Displaying our proven capability to deliver our range of mechanical and electrical installation services whilst showcasing the professional skills of our management and site personnel to complete such projects.

Working to a tight deadlines, MDE executed comprehensive Programme of Works for each project allowing for the key milestones to be met whilst not compromising on the quality of the workmanship throughout.

We specialise in installations and fit out in live working environments and have built up considerable expertise that we can offer to clients in keeping a site operational through careful project management and control, which has enabled us to create a strong and lasting working relationship with Lidl GmbH.

Project challenges at a glance

  • Coordinating various services with other third parties.
  • Design and specification changes.
  • Working on live and busy construction sites.
  • Maintaining and exceeding a high level of health and safety.
  • Managing and maintaining site operatives on shift work basis.
  • Completing each project defect/snag free.

Lidl Dunore Road, Drogheda

The new Lidl store in Drogheda features a number of eco-friendly characteristics that reduce its environmental impact. These include a natural refrigeration system, LED lighting and sustainably sourced wooden building materials.

The site also features free electric vehicle charging stations for customers and renewable, solar and wind powered car park lighting, all requiring specialist electrical skills and expertise.

We were chosen to complete the mechanical, electrical and ventilation services in the 2,906sq m store. Our experience and ability ensured that this was the first Lidl store in the country with many of these impressive new features and is part of ongoing effort by them to meet the many targets set out in their Origin Green sustainability plan.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Coordinating various services with other third parties.
  • Live and busy site.
  • Maintaining and exceeding a high level of health and safety.
  • Managing and maintaining site operatives on shift work basis.
  • Maintaining a high level of health and safety throughout.
  • Completing project defect/snag free.

Lidl East Wall, Dublin 3

The new Lidl at the East Wall in central Dublin is located in a new mixed-use development. The 19,500 sq ft shop is considered one of Lidl’s leading stores in Dublin because of its superb design and fit out.

Working on this complex new build project, our entire team clearly demonstrated their experience in working in partnership with other contractors. We were contracted to install mechanical, electrical and ventilation installation services in two blocks totalling 6,258sq m (67,360sq ft) on a 0.9 hectare site.

The first block, fronting East Wall Road and Church Road, comprises four stories arranged around a 118-space rear car park. The ground floor provided 1,980sq m (21,313sq ft) for Lidl. Above the store there is a gym and two floors of offices. The second block of two storeys included a drive-through restaurant of 655sq m (7,050sq ft), a shop and office space.

This prestigious project enabled our management and site personnel to demonstrate their ability to complete on time and within budget.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Coordinating various services with other third parties.
  • Live and busy site.
  • Maintaining and exceeding a high level of health and safety.
  • Managing and maintaining site operatives on shift work basis.
  • Completing project defect/snag free.

Lidl Tallaght, Dublin 24

Our fast track fit out of Lidl in Tallaght incorporated new design concepts including new mechanical, electrical and ventilation and installation services.

This challenging project took 12 weeks to complete all within a busy functioning store, demonstrating the ability of our management and site personnel to complete such a project on time and within budget.

Given our track record and experience we were able to continue work without disruption to the Lidl store, its staff, customers or service.

We specialise in installations and fit out in live working environments and have built up considerable expertise that we can offer to clients in keeping a site operational through careful project management and control. This includes the highest level of health and safety requirements.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Coordinating various services with other third parties.
  • Live and busy site adjacent to Lidl’s headquarters.
  • Maintaining and exceeding a high level of health and safety.
  • Managing and maintaining site operatives on shiftwork basis.
  • Completing project defect/snag free.

Lidl Connswater, Belfast

The LIDL Store in Connswater is now the company’s largest retail location in Northern Ireland, and one of 38 stores across the province. Its modern fit out offers customers a superior shopping experience.

Our fast track fitout incorporated exciting new design concepts and included mechanical, electrical and ventilations installation services throughout the store.

We enjoyed the challenge of completing the project on time and on budget within 12 weeks in a big city centre location in coordination with other contractors.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Maintaining and exceeding a high level of health and safety.
  • Managing existing complex services.
  • Managing and maintaining site operatives on shift work basis.

Lidl Andersonstown Rd, Belfast

This project involved the demolition of the existing Lidl Foodstore on the Andersonstown Road in Belfast and the adjacent vacant retail unit to create a larger extended store, as well as all associated works to reconfigure the carpark and store access.

We were commissioned as the mechanical, electrical and ventilation contractor. We were working in a live site with high level health and safety requirements and we ensured there were no disruptions to customers.

These are working conditions in which we are highly experienced and have developed considerable project management experience.

We completed the project on time and within budget without any defects or snags.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Coordinating various services with other third parties.
  • Live and busy site.
  • Maintaining and exceeding a high level of health and safety.
  • Managing and maintaining site operatives on shift work basis.
  • Completing project defect/snag free.