Tower Centre Ballymena refurbishment.

tower centre renovation project

The iconic Tower Centre in Ballymena is undergoing a refurbishment including extensions to retail units, changes to layout, improved aesthetics and exterior facades.

Cleary Contracting is proud to be the principle contractor for the project.

The reconfiguration of the shopping centre aims to encourage new retailers to take shops in the centre.

Complete refurbishment and conservation works to the existing stone built Boat House in Whitehead.

White head Boat club full restoration by Cleary Contracting


Location: Whitehead Boat Club.

Architect: Knox and Markwell

Project Details:

Client Name: Whitehead Yacht Club

Overview of the Project:

The complete refurbishment and conservation works to the existing stone built Boat House within the Conservation Area of Whitehead.  The works included a full re-roof with natural Bangor Blue Slate.  Installation of lead vent slates and wind vane on roof.  Decorative rafter tails and fascia.  Installation of cast iron roof lights and lead flashings.  Formation of new dorma window and sliding sash window.  New sandstone formed and installed around main entrance door.  Existing stone work re-built were failed and re-pointed through out with traditional lime mix render.  New concrete floor internally with built in electro osmosis system for a DPC.  New external railingand fencing.  New concrete yard for hand standing all below ground sevices within Historical Building Ref-HB22/06/011K Status Grade B2 Listed Building. 

Duration of Contract:  12 weeks

Culloden Hotel apartments

Culloden resort and spa - exterior stable gets renovated into luxury apartments by Cleary Contracting.


Client Name:
Hastings Hotel Group

Overview of the Project:
The project involved the refurbishment of the existing stable yard into apartments for the use of hotel guests, it was vital that throughout the construction phase the utmost quality and standard of work truly reflected the original building

Culloden Hotel

Alan Cook Architect
6 Main Street
BT19 1JE

Lowe Memorial Church Finaghy refurbishment

Lowe Memorial Church gets renovated by Cleary Contracting

Client Name: Lowe Memorial Committee Church

Project Details:

The project at Lowe Memorial Church Finaghy Belfast involved creating a new Church entrance, welcome area, informal café church, new link corridor to rear of church and refurbishment of prayer chapel.

The site was very restrictive in terms of access to one single point and required sizing correct plant and equipment ahead of works. We also liaised with the local neighbours to place scaffolding through their gardens to facilitate the extension.

We phased the works by completing the main extension before commencing work on the main entrance. This approach meant that the temporary entrance was only required for the minimum length of time. The building was constructed on trench filled strip foundations with bolt boxes, block and ‘T’ beam sub-floors, traditional block built and brick finished cavity walls, 32t structural steel to provide the ‘open feeling’ within café area and provide support for the roof onto the existing church.

The roof covering consisted of both green Vermont natural slate and Trocal roof coverings to flat roof due to planning restrictions. Glazed roof lighting formed over main café area and roof lights placed on link corridor to channel natural light into the building. Ecophon acoustic ceilings placed throughout to manage sound. Floor finishes throughout consisted of junkers timber flooring, porcelain tiling, carpet and vinyl to rear of kitchen. New welcome entrance constructed from frameless glazed screens incorporating aluminium automatic doors.

Within the building services we upgraded the main electrical distribution board and relocated the gas boiler and meter location to facilitate the works. These works were completed with minimal down time to the church, through pre-planned and approved changeovers. We liaised with churches Fire Alarm and Intruder Specialist throughout the course of the works. Externally we built a small retaining wall and steps to provide access to the rear service yard and resurfaced the front roadway to the church doors and Welcome Entrance doors. Whilst the works were ongoing we facilitated the churches weekly events, planned and unplanned successfully on all occasions.

Location: Lowe Memorial Church Finaghy, Belfast

Architect: Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects

Downshire Hospital gets a new look.

Cleary Contacting complete full refurb for Downshire Hospital.

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

Project Details:

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.

Location: Downshire Hospital, Downpatrick

Architect: Hall Black Douglas