Work to be done on the outside of the building includes the complete replacement of the main roof coverings and the repairing and re-pointing of walls and stonework, while new paving is to be installed in the grotto area, which is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.
St Mary’s, in Chapel Lane in the city centre, will undergo both external and internal restoration between May and August but will be open as normal for the majority of that time.
It follows on from the first phase of development work on the church, which was completed in 2014.
In a message to parishioners in the weekly bulletin, the parish administrator, Fr James Boyle, wrote: “I wish to confirm….that the proposed external refurbishment and internal redecoration of the Church will commence on Monday 8th May and is due to be completed by Friday 18th August.”
Restoration work will be carried out on both the inside and outside of the church, lasting from May to August. Picture by Hugh Russell
The main walls and ceilings inside the church, where Mass was first celebrated in 1784, will also be cleaned down and repainted.
Fr Boyle wrote: “The external work will not cause any disruption to the daily operation of the Church, however, the internal redecoration will result in the main Church being closed for a period which will not exceed three weeks.
“The relevant dates will be confirmed ASAP at which time we will clarify the alternative arrangements for daily celebration of Masses.”
Location: Whitehead Boat Club.
Architect: Knox and Markwell
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
Overview of the Project
The works involved the re-roofing of 12 number tenanted houses within the village of Cushendun on behalf of the National Trust. The scope of works – Removal and replacement of all natural slate roof coverings. Creation of new insulated roofs and dormers. New lead work throughout. Replacement cast iron rainwater goods. Refurbishment and replacement of both casement and sliding sash timber windows by traditional techniques. Laising directly with the tenants the scheme was completed within programme.
Duration of project: 14 weeks.
The Square Cushendun
Donnelly O’Neill Architects Ltd
Mr Danny Kinahan
Castle Upton, Templepatrick
Alan Cook Architect
6 Main Street
Overview of the Project:
This project involved the full refurbishment of the 19th Century, Grade 1 Castle. This visitor attraction and family home required specialist contractors to carry out restoration works using traditional building techniques to conserve the the castle. The works included re-roofing with natural Bangor blue slates, the manufacture of bespoke curved cast iron gutter and repairs to the orginal sash windows. Internally, the walls and ceilings were replastered, with the ornate mouldings and wall finishes restored to their orignal likeness. Mechanical and electrical services were also upgraded as part of this scheme.
Overview of the Project:
This project involved the full refurbishment of the 19th Century, Grade 1 Castle. This visitor attraction and family home required specialist contractors to carry out restoration works using tradtional building techniques to conserve the the castle. The works included re-roofing with natural Bangor blue slates, the manufacture of bespoke curved cast iron gutter and repairs to the orginal sash windows. Internally, the walls and ceilings were replastered, with the ornate mouldings and wall finishes restored to their orignal likeness. Mechanical and electrical services were also upgraded as part of this scheme.
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.
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.
Falls Road, Belfast
Connell Mott MacDonald
40 Linen Hall Street