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.
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
Location: Culloden Hotel
Architect: Alan Cook Architect 6 Main Street Crawfordsburn BT19 1JE
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.
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.
Location: Downshire Hospital, Downpatrick
Architect: Hall Black Douglas
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