Neylons Facility Management based in Loughrea in Galway has signed a five-year contract with Nano Nagle Place.
Neylons Facility Management will ensure the safety of staff of both Nano Nagle Place and Neylons, visitors to the centre and all specialised contractors that come to site.
This will vary from all safety systems to heritage AV, from cleaning to security, from maintaining the landscaped gardens to water management.
Neylons have been working closely with Nano Nagle Place CEO Shane Clarke over the last 18 months in Cork City. Nano Nagle Place architects have regenerated the heritage centre to provide a sanctuary in Cork City.
Shane Clark explained: “We invited four Facility Management companies for a site visit.
“I knew before Sylvie Neylon had left the site who would be our choice. From day one it was a genuine partnership and I look forward to the next 5 years and the 5 after that.”
Neylons’ Facility Management Director Kevon Glennon added: “Nano Nagle earned the name ‘Lady of the Lantern’ as she tirelessly went out into the dark night streets with just a lantern to light her path to help those in need.
“I personally feel a huge responsibility to keep her light shining bright in this very special place.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express thanks to Shane Clarke and the Nano Nagle board for entrusting us not just a site but special place in history.
“Neylons charity partner Chernobyl Children International CEO Adi Roche attended the event.
“While her own charity work is evident with children arriving to Ireland next week for rest and rehabilitation program from Chernobyl, Adi focused on Nano Nagle as an inspiration. She told the audience ‘we can only walk in the shadows of those who came before us.’”