Carrickfergus Promenade Upgrade

carrickfergus promenade

Carrickfergus Waterfront is an area of Carrickfergus situated on the north shore of Belfast Lough, which includes two harbour facilities, several restaurants and bars and promenade areas.

The harbour features a 258-metre quay which is a popular area for fishing and short leisurely walks (especially in the case of tourists to the town).

Carrickfergus Marina
200 metres west of the harbour is Carrickfergus Marina, a purpose-built marina basin opened in 1985.

It provides 300 berths, is professionally supervised and offers individual access to water and electricity. Fuel services are at hand and the complex also provides lifting equipment.

The Marina is located in a hub of activity close to a modern complex accommodating restaurants, a children’s play facility/park, a six-screen cinema, a Sainsburys supermarket, a sailing club and The Windrose – a popular bar/restaurant overlooking the marina.[2]

During 2004/2005 the “Harbour Point” was built in the area between the harbour and marina. The building features a restaurant as well as a bar/lounge on the ground floor and a popular nightclub on the floor above. In the same time period several other establishments were built surrounding the harbour, including Brewer’s Fayre, a family restaurant specialising in seafood, and a Premier Inn.

Project details

This project involved the removal of existing pavings, hardcore, mesh, concrete, BWICS for lighting columns, manholes etc. Supply and installation of litter bins, supply and installation of 12 stainlesssteel benches. Bollards, railings, intermediate rails to steps, mechanical and electrical services.

Strengthening and refurbishment 900mts of harbour & sea front wall, works included placement of 100m3 of reinforced concrete & laying of 500m2 of Caithness stone.

NI Rail’s York Road Repair Shop Extension and Parking.

train repair shop belfast york street

The scheme involved the demolition and removal of the gable end of the existing workshop, excavating off-site before forming a new base below existing ground level.

NIR York Road Running Repair Extension

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Project Details:
Extension of existing 3 number maintenance pits and workshop drainage into new extension; formed new workshop floor as well as the supply and fix of 122 number bolt boxes and uprights to suit new rail track for 3 number maintenance pits for heavy rail maintenance. Erection of steel portal frame and new envelope formed in roof cladding. Installation of new walkways and access stairs within workshop for fitters. External works consisted of diverting all existing site drainage and providing additional parking spaces for staff.

York Road, Belfast

Eikon – Northern Ireland Exhibition Centre.


Located beside the main arterial routes to Belfast and Dublin and have a diverse range of facilities.

Standing at 65 acres this fantastic venue is situated only one mile from Sprucefield Retail Park off Junction seven on the M1 motorway. With an ideal location including excellent links to two major cities, Belfast and Lisburn and both of Belfast’s airports, Eikon is the perfect venue for any event organiser.

The venue has already proven to be a major player in the events industry and has hosted a number of high profile events including the Balmoral Show, MCM Comic Con, Northern Ireland Motorcycle Festival, UCAS Higher Education Convention, Motability and Disability Exhibitions and Dubshed. 

Eikon not only has experienced events and operations staff but its delivery in excellence is supported by the selection of preferred contractors who are all recognised as being the best in their field.

Category A Office building Belfast.

Category A Building successfully completed by Cleary Contracting Ltd

Client Name: Department of Finance & Pesonnel (DFP NI)

Project Details:

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.

Duration of contract: 20 Weeks

Location: Belfast

Architect: J McGinnity Property Consultant

Belfast’s High Street car park gets future proof structural strengthening.


Structural strengthening is the process of upgrading structures to improve performance under existing loads or to increase the strength of structural members to carry additional loads. The need for structural strengthening is commonly driven by building codes, deterioration, change in use, or deficiencies caused by design and/or construction errors.

Hi Park Belfast gets structural makeover from Cleary Contracting.

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

Whitehead train station refurbishment and platform upgrade.

whithead railway station upgrade

Whitehead railway station serves Whitehead in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The station has two platforms with a waiting room on each and the station is signalled in both directions and remains manned during commuter hours by a Senior Porter, who luckily for the commuters is a fully trained signalman, capable of fixing points and signalling issues when they arise.

Previously the line was double towards Belfast and Whitehead was where the track narrowed to the single track section to Larne. However, in the 1990s the up line was removed from here to Kilroot due to safety reasons, leaving the line Whitehead station as a passing loop.

Whitehead actually comprises two stations, thanks to its history as a railway excursion town. The through station is still part of the Northern Ireland Railways network, whilst the terminus Whitehead Excursion Station is the headquarters of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.

Whitehead station was originally opened on 1 May 1863 and the Whitehead Excursion Platform was opened on 10 July 1907. The present station was opened in 1877 and is the third station to serve the town. It has been modernised, but unlike many stations on the NIR network still retains much of its Victorian character.[1]

Restoration of W.H. Webb Memorial Clock Tower

W.H Webb clock tower recently restored by Cleary Contracting

Cleary Contracting were pleased to be the main contractor involved in the restoration of the W.H. Webb Memorial Clock Tower.

W.H Webb Memorial Clock Tower in 1952


Client Name:
Antrim Borough Council

Overview of the Project:
This project involved the full restoration of the W.H. Webb Memorial Clock Tower, Randalstown. The tower had deteriorated substantially since its dedication in 1952. The clock faces had been removed over the years, therefore, the restoration works included a new clock face and mechanism, as well as rewiring, and externally the tower was repainted to match the original paint finishes.

Neillsbrook, Randalstown

Park 7 Ride Park and Rid, Lynda Avenue, Jordanstown

Jordanstown railway welcome new facility with 66 car parking spaces by Cleary Contracting

The new Park and Ride at Lynda Avenue, just off the Jordanstown Road, provides 66 car parking spaces. Cleary Contracting were honoured to be involved in this new facility.

Speaking at the launch of the new facility the Minister said: “I am confident these spaces, which include four spaces for people with disabilities, will help to accommodate the growing passenger numbers and alleviate traffic congestion in the area. It will further benefit the east Antrim community and help to attract more people to choose the train.”


Overview of the Project:

Creation of a new Park & Ride facility on vacant grounds adjacent to a live railway line and beside Jordanstown Railway Station.  The works included the provision of 66 parking spaces, extending CCTV and lighting, access ramp to station platform, petrol interceptor, new walls and fencing.  Within the scope of works we removed the rear boundary hedges of 5 private dwelling and constructed a new brick faced retaining wall approx. 221m long.  Working at interfaces of the local residents, Jordanstown Bowling Club, live railway and passengers the project was successfully completed on time. The project was registered with Considerate Constructors Scheme and scored 33/40.

Duration of project: 18 weeks

Jordanstown Railway Station

Design II Architects 

22 railways from Larne to Belfast upgraded

22 railway lines through Belfast – Larne line and Belfast – Derry line rail network.

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Project Details:
This project was similar to the works undertaken in Package l. The works involved managing numerous live sites with day and night working on the Belfast – Larne line and Belfast – Derry line rail network.

22 railway stations on the Belfast – Larne line and Belfast – Derry line