The winner of the 2021 ACEI Project of the Year award is Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s Motorway Operations Control Centre. The control centre is the heart of the Irish motorway network and tunnel operations, with 1,200 kms of motorway, dual carriageways and tunnels across Ireland monitored and managed in the building.
The project team was led by Roughan & O’Donovan-AECOM, with MCA Architects and John Paul Construction as contractor. It provides a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology to allow real-time monitoring of traffic on the motorway network.
ROD-AECOM managed the delivery of the build from international benchmarking and development of the detailed brief, through the planning, detailed design, tender and construction stages. Significant challenges were overcome in relation to the definition of the project, its programme and the constrained environment. A steel framed extension with precast concrete floors, structurally independent but with ties to the existing M50 Dublin Tunnel Building, was designed to provide a seamless, integrated facility that is a worthy winner of the Project of the Year award.