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Takeda, Ireland

Takeda, Ireland

    • CLIENT:
    • Takeda (Formerly Shire Pharmaceuticals)
    • Jacobs
    • Jacobs
    • PROJECT:
    • Shire Pharmaceuticals
    • VALUE:
    • €10.5m
    • SECTOR:
    • Life Sciences
    • Meath, Ireland


Kirby was appointed as the mechanical contractor for a new manufacturing facility for Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

The project involved the installation of mechanical and process pipework services in a new laboratory and office space, with total manpower peaking at 116.

Kirby implemented Building Information Modelling (BIM) to coordinate project delivery and prefabricated all carbon pipework, stainless steel pipework and ductwork off site which was a key factor in optimising efficiency and ensuring successful project delivery.


The mechanical and process pipework services installed by Kirby included:

• Chilled Water
• Low Temperature Hot Water
• Laboratory Gases
• Supply & Extract Ventilation Distribution
• Server Room Air Conditioning
• Argon
• CO2
• Deionized Water
• Helium
• Nitrogen
• Oxygen
• Process Air
• Process Waste (Lab Waste)
• Vacuum
• Soft Water
• Compressed Air
• Instrument Air
• Steam
• Gas
• Process Waste
• Domestic Water Services
• Stainless Exhaust

Installed plant items included instruments, motorised valves, AHU’s, Domestic Hot Water Skid, RODI Skid, Glass Washers, Autoclaves, Glycol Heat Recovery Skids.

The total project meterage consisted of 4,466m of black utilities pipework, 1,040m of copper pipework, 4,818m of clean utilities pipework and 7,076m² of ductwork.