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Mercury innovates with new virtual reality hub
Author: Evan O'Quigley  /  24th Jun, 2019  /  Design, Quality & Innovation

While Mercury has been working with VR for some time, we are delighted to announce a significant step forward in this space, recently opening a Virtual Reality Hub at our BIM centre in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. The VR project is led by Sean Dowd, Mercury BIM Manager in conjunction with VR enthusiasts Sean Lenoach, BIM Co-ordinator and Margaret Carey, BIM Detailer.

Mercury’s in-house BIM team have the capability to generate bespoke VR models for any projects utilising BIM. To date Mercury have integrated VR into numerous Data Centre, Life Sciences & Technology and Healthcare projects with very positive outcomes thus far. The VR models not only create a unique immersive experience for our clients, allowing them to see how Mercury plan to deliver their vision and make it happen, but also have major benefits with respect to design development & review, construction management, QEHS, facilities management and training.

Mercury promises to always deliver. Using VR in collaboration with BIM and traditional construction documentation allows our clients and project team to engage in more thorough design review & construction planning processes. This in turn creates a positive impact on the project for all stakeholders involved.

Margaret Carey, Sean Lenoach and Sean Dowd at Mercury’s VR Centre in the Mercury BIM office.
Margaret Carey, Sean Lenoach and Sean Dowd at Mercury’s VR Centre in the Mercury BIM office.


Innovation at Mercury

At Mercury, we strive to be the best company that we can be. We put our clients at the heart of everything we do as their strategic partner. We also continue to deliver leading edge construction solutions to clients and push industry boundaries by doing incredible things in areas such as digitalisation, offsite manufacturing and safety. It’s our bold promise that Mercury will always deliver. Some of these initiatives are set out below.


Mercury recognises the ever-growing importance of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to the global construction industry. We utilise the most innovative and cutting-edge digital technologies. This enables more efficient design and construction to support the organisational growth of our clients. We are certified to the highest possible standards, having received the BSI Kitemark for BIM Level 2 accreditation (PAS 1192-2:2013 & BS 1192:2007+A2:2016) in 2018.

We will expand our VR lab by adding VR capabilities to key projects and sites across Europe during 2019. Look out for more exciting news in Mercury’s innovation journey over the course of the next few months.

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