'The Ballymun Composite Distribution Centre was the biggest project that Tesco had aver done in Ireland. It also represented a total culture change in the way the company operates in Ireland, and the impact it has had on our business is absolutely enormous in terms of efficiency. Mannings completed the project two weeks early and on budget. A phenomenal achievement.
'In terms of their ability as builders, they are very professional; they exemplify best practice. They have this almost symbiotic relationship with their clients, which is mutually beneficial. You only have to tell them something once. They all learn really quickly because they want to understand how to get it right.'
Eamonn O'Brien, Project Manager, Tesco Ireland
'Manning's background is in joinery, which is the most exacting of trades. The ethos of well-made joinery is carried right through every aspect of their work. They are particularly effective in difficult constrained sites, where a high degree of detail and finish are required.
'They're well organised, well motivated, well managed. They're commercially minded; they understand the elements of property development as well as contracting and shop fitting, so they have a wonderful all-round background. As far as I am concerned they are the 'business'.
Aidan Powell & Associates, Architects