Civic Building set to serve the public for many years to come…
“The Civic Building is now on a par with other key council administrative buildings in the borough, which have been significantly enhanced as part of an ongoing modernisation programme.”
Among the many improvements are new double-glazed windows, external doors and ventilation and air-conditioning systems; electrical rewiring of the entire building; an upgrade of the heating system; creation of open plan, smaller offices and new meeting rooms; a new ramp and disabled parking spaces; an upgrade of the IT infrastructure; replacement of all ground floor ceilings; and new audio-visual equipment.
The Civic Building will accommodate some 75 staff working in Building Control, Community Planning, Environmental Health, Environmental Services, Estates and Asset Management and Registration.
The re-opening of the Civic Building has enabled other council buildings in the town to be reviewed.
In the coming weeks, Community Development staff will relocate to the Gate Lodge in Linenhall Street, while a number of support services along with Leisure, Events and Regeneration staff will be based at the Old Technical Building on Downshire Road.
Cleary Contracting was exceptionally proud to be a major part of these renovations.
Cleary Contracting carried out refurbishments and new lift installation at the Stormont Buildings under strict rules for the Grade II listed building. The building must continue to function no matter whats happening so reduced noise levels and dust extraction was a major task.
Known as Stormont because of its location in the Stormont area of Belfast, is the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Northern Ireland Executive.
Details: Refurbishment Works and DDA Improvements at Stormont Parliament Buildings Client Name: Department of Finance and Personnel
Overview of the Project: Our responsibility as the main contractor on this scheme was to co-ordinate the works throughout parliament buildings, maintaining low noise and dust levels to lessen any disruption to the building users. The building is Grade ll listed, therefore, all works and refurbishments were carried out in a sympathetic manner. This scheme comprised off the fitting of external DDA provisions, the installation of a full 8 person lift, with stone marble and bronze handrail finishes to internal stair wells. Provision of new Rosewood fitted furniture to Post Office and Tourist Information Desk.
Location: Stormont Estate, Belfast
Architect: Consarc Design Group The Gas Office 4 Cromac Quay Belfast BT7 2JD
Client Name: Department of Finance & Pesonnel (DFP NI)
New build category A office building.
‘Rapid Build’ construction on site. The building consisted of 24 pre-fabricated sections delivered and craned into position. Central lift core and stairs constructed from blockwork. Building external fabric consisted of Kingspan insulated composite roof cladding, external wall cladding in Tegral Natura & Cedar cladding with K-rend feature panels.
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
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.
The fall Road Metro workshop is now complete, with a complete refurbishment carried out by Cleary Contracting Ltd. Alongside the removal of Asbestos from the original roofing.
Client Name: Translink
Project Details: Removal of asbestos roofing and e-roofing of the existing maintenance building, refurbishment and alterations to the office areas, construction of new service pits and renewal of the concrete floor, new internal division wall, associated mechanical and electrical works. The building was in operation for the duration of the works and work was carried out in a phased basis to facilitate the clients operational requirements. We liaised with the clients representatives on site to ensure that the proposed programming of the building operations did not adversely affect the clients requirements for the normal running of the building.
Location: Falls Road, Belfast
Architect: Connell Mott MacDonald 40 Linen Hall Street Belfast BT2 8BA
Cleary Contracting were assigned to offer a number of solutions to upgrade Translink’s pits by renewing, upgrading and repairing all old pits and turn them into a modern well-equipped prefabricated pit complete with a heavy vehicle jacking system which can cater for the wheel base of your whole fleet without the old fashioned bridgehead that was previously required.
Project Details: The works took place within 18 Bus Engineering Workshops across Northern Ireland. The scope of the works involved the full breaking out and removal of the existing reinforced concrete pits, completing reduced dig, drive mini piles, build permanent form work. place Gracie water proof tanking, tie new re-bar in place, erect form work, pour concrete pit floors then followed by walls and workshop floors. New compressed air lines and lighting fitted in each pit. Completed with new painting throughout. The project was completed out of hours and at weekends to create minimal disruption to the workers within each workshop.
Glenariff forest opened to the public almost 80 years ago, with the help of Cleary Contracting Ltd it has been significantly upgraded along its 3 mile length which passes through a National Nature Reserve.
Three waterfalls provide a rich backdrop for photographers, as do the other forest trails that offer panoramic landscapes and peaceful riverside walks. A visitor centre, exhibition, interactive display, shop, caravan/camping site. The Glamping site is the newest edition to the nature reserve and Cleary Contracting were immensely proud to be apart of it.
Client Name: Causeway Coast and Glens CouncilProject Details:
Formed a new caravan site on a green field site, constructed new two lane carriage way link road to access new caravan site and formed overflow carpark with 60 spaces and traffic calming junctions. Shifted in excess of 7000m3 to form the site on the sloping hillside and constructed timber crib retaining wall system to facilitate the new layout. Constructed new 600mm dia culverts across roadways, formed 35 concrete caravan bays with reinforced grass pitches. Constructed new amenity building with cooking and washing facilities. Given the location the site operates under a large bio disc waste treatment plant. The site remained open whilst the works took place.
Duration of contract: 28 weeks
Location: Glenariff Forest Park, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland.
Cleary Contracting Ltd were appointed by Down Developments as building contractors for the refurbishment of Ward 11 at Downshire Hospital. All works were completed on time and within client budget.
Client Name: Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Full refurbishment of existing Ward 11 within Downshire Hospital Complex. The works included complete internal strip out, new internal layout, new M&E package of works with gas boiler replacement, new aluminium doors and access controls, complete fitted furniture package and creation of Therapy Kitchen. In the completed project we formed a new Day Care Centre and a new Physio Therapy Department, externally we formed a new pick up point for out-patients, new car parking created with construction of retaining wall on boundary off the site and new access ramps. The new centre is call Ardarragh Resource Centre.
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.
Architect: NEELB 52-56 Ballymoney Street Ballymena BT43 5PY
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