Roddensvale School’s new hydrotherapy pool.

Roddensvale School’s new £950,000 hydrotherapy pool

Cleary Contracting was the principle building contractor on a new hydrotherapy unit for Roddensvale School in Larne.

The new £950,000 hydrotherapy pool was officially opened by the chairperson of the Education Authority this morning. Sharon O’Connor unveiled a commemorative plaque at the ten metre facility in Larne.

Principal John Madden described the occasion as a “momentous day for the young people of Roddensvale”.

“It is a fabulous day for the school. It has made a difference to provision at Roddensvale.

“The benefits of hydrotherapy are well-documented,” he said.

The pool which is heated to a temperature of 33 degrees centigrade is used predominantly by pupils with mobility issues.

Previously, pupils had to travel to a facility in Jordanstown but they can now enjoy a “much better quality experience”.

Roddensvale - Hydrotherapy centre by Cleary Contracting

The provision was welcomed by Austin Heatley, former chairman of the board of governors who spearheaded a tireless campaign for the pool.

“For many of our pupils, there are obvious benefits of having a warm, weight-bearing environment where physiotherapists can manipulate tight joints and muscles. However this is inevitably diluted somewhat when significant travel to access such a facility off-site is required.

“Now pupils can have their 15 minutes in the hydrotherapy pool without the prospect of a further journey afterwards which may take away from the therapeutic experience and leave them feeling weary.”

EA Chief Executive Gavin Boyd acknowledged the effectiveness of the school’s campaign for the hydrotherapy pool and thanked all of those involved in delivering the project, including Cleary Contracting and the EA’s own team of officials.

Cleary Contracting proud to be involved in the multi award winning Raidió Fáilte building in Belfast.

radio failte belfast

Raidió Fáilte’s new headquarters (Líonra Uladh) is a state-of-the-art building boasting the most up to date broadcasting equipment as well as the most amazing views of Belfast.

Cleary Contracting acted as the principle building contractors for the project. The project involved some innovative building techniques for both the design and function of the building.

Acoustics

As a radio station the acoustics of the rooms are of utmost importance. So much so that in the recording studios of the building, no walls are at exact right angles. The technique is used to avoid feedback when recording.

Each recording studio is almost “a room within a room”. The studios have an internal wall and external wall. And internal windows as well as external windows – another design feature to reduce exterior noise.

The site

The site of the new building is at one of Belfast’s busiest junctions, where Divis Street meets the Westlink. Previously an area of high social deprivation and “a hub for antisocial behaviour”, the award winning Raidió Fáilte building has become a leading example of how design, client passion and strategic vision can deliver real and lasting community benefit.

Previously an area of high social deprivation and “a hub for antisocial behaviour”, the award winning Raidió Fáilte building has become a leading example of how design, client passion and strategic vision can deliver real and lasting community benefit.

RICS Community Benefit Award

The Judges at RICS were impressed by the Raidió Fáilte team’s clear commitment to community engagement and enrichment programmes, facilitated by their new building.

RICS has awarded Líonra Uladh the Community Benifit award for 2019.

The materials

The building appears as a small tower marking this critical point in the city. It is brick externally with gold anodised perforated sliding screens which close the building up at night.

During the day the screens slide to reveal a popular café on the ground floor. Internally the building is surprisingly light filled. The tower is carefully and efficiently planned, adopting clever strategies in order to open up the single stair to the rest of the floors.

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Repairs and restoration at Belfast’s Royal Academy

Belfast Royal Academy School - Cleary Contracting Ltd restoration

The Belfast Royal Academy is a voluntary grammar school, the oldest and most historic school in Belfast. The Crombie building is a B1 listed building, originally constructed in 1880, was given some much needed TLC by Cleary Contracting Ltd.

Client Name: Belfast Royal Academy

Project Details:

Repairs and restoration to the historic Crombie Tower a Grade B1 listed building.  The scope of works included sandstone replacement of failed stones on 35m tower, upgrade of lightening conductors on main roof, new railings and fencing at Crombie Tower base.  Repairs to louvre vents on main tower, installation of Cintec anchors to support fan tail debris fencing on rear elevation, installation of debris netting on rear return of tower over play ground area.

Duration of contract: 22 weeks

Location: Cliftonville Road, Belfast

Architect: Consarc Design Group

Ballyclare High School Sports Grounds Upgrade

ballyclare high school sports ground

Ballyclare High School is a school synonymous with sports. The new facility provided by Cleary Contracting…

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Queen’s University Belfast move to another level in sport facilities.

Queen's Sport Pavillion facilities at Upper Malone by Cleary Contracting Ltd

Queen’s Sport offers one of the best programmes in Ireland, no matter what your interest there Sporting Programme is inclusive of everyone and with its new weight’s room recently completed by Cleary Contracting Ltd it is packed with classes and courses to suit all abilities!

Client Name: Queens University Belfast

Project Details:

We constructed new Free Weights Rooms within the occupied PEC in phases so continued use was provided to members and students with minimal disruption caused during the works.

Duration of contract: 12 weeks

Location: University Road Belfast

Architect: Povall Worthington

Asbestos NI scheme & Cleary Contracting work together to successfully remove Asbestos in Cullybackey Highschool.

Asbestos scare in Cullybackey school, successful removal by Cleary Contracting Ltd.

Cullbackey first became aware of the asbestos after an audit by the Asbestos NI Scheme for Northern Ireland schools, whereby they were given a grant in order to remove and renovate the damage it had caused. Cullybackey acted immediately, and with the help and advice from both Asbestos Scheme and Cleary Contracting, Cullybackey High School is now successfully Asbestos free and all is 100% clear in their last inspection.

Client Name:
North Eastern Education and Library Board

Overview of the Project:

This contract was completed during term time.  Within the scope of the works we initially removed asbestos from the windows and soffits, followed by removing the existing curtain wall and windows from all elevations of the school.  Some areas 3 and 4 storeys high.  We workded through 48 classrooms to successfully complete the scheme, all works phased for minimal disruption to classroom activities and completed to the original hand over date.

Duration of Contract: 12 weeks.

Location:
Cullybackey

Architect:
NEELB
52-56 Ballymoney Street
Ballymena
BT43 5PY

The Ballycastle IPS massively improve the overarching welcome offer for the children and visitors with disabilities.

Ballycastle primary school massively improve disability access across the board, with local construction firm Cleary Contracting Ltd.

It is good practice to carry out an accessibility audit of your school to identify areas where you could make it easier for disabled people to access… and Ballycastle IPS have done just that. Cleary Contracting Ltd were brought in to evaluate the access and make the appropriate renovations.

Client Name:
North Eastern Education and Library Board

Overview of the Project:
This scheme comprised of the construction of a new extension, intallation of 2 number new lifts, refurbishment of existing toilets and formation of new Wet Room. Duration 12 weeks – completed on time.

Location:
Ballycastle

Architect:
NEELB
52-56 Ballymoney Street
Ballymena
BT43 5PY

Excellent energy efficiency rating for local Lisburn school.

St. Aloysius Primary School gets A* Energy Efficiency rating with installation of new triple glazed windows sourced and installed by Cleary Contracting Ltd.

St. Aloysius Primary School gets A* Energy Efficiency rating with installation of new triple glazed windows sourced and installed by Cleary Contracting Ltd.

Client Name:
St. Aloysius Primary School

Project Details:
This scheme at St. Aloysius Primary School involved the removal of the existing windows, the installation of new Schüco windows and the supply and fit of new barriers and guardrails.

Location:
Ballinderry Road, Lisburn

Architect:
McGuinness Architects
319 Cavehill Road

Model Primary Belfast strive towards excellence and the maintenance of high standards.

Model Primary School Belfast, new modern canteen and dinner hall, by Cleary Contracting Ltd.

We the help of Cleary Contracting Ltd, Model Primary School have gone from strength to strength with their new lunch time facilities, including after-school clubs, mother and toddler groups and much more. All made possible by the construction of their new modern dinner hall and canteen.

Client Name:  Western Education & Library Board

Project Details:

Construction of a new purpose built school meals accommodation block.  Steel Portal Frame building, K-Zip Cladding and KRend external finish.  Incorporating full canteen, hall, servery, production kitchen and staff facilities

Drumachose awarded “outstanding” in the three performance levels with renovation recently completed.

Drumachose primary school , newly built dinner hall by Cleary Contracting Ltd.

With the completion of the new improved dinner hall by Cleary Contracting Ltd, the school can now offer a number of extended services including a Breakfast Club, Parent and Toddler Group and an Out of School Facilities.  These services ensure a quality wrap around service for parents both during term time and holiday periods.

Client Name: Western Education & Library Board.

Project Details:

Contract to form new modern school meal production kitchen and dinning hall for 450 pupils.  Completed during term time with minimal disruption to staff, pupils and parents.

Duration: 10 weeks

Location:  Alexander Road, Limavady.

Architect: Povall Worthington.