L.A.R.C.

The construction of the new Lisburn Assessment and Resource Centre (2500m2).

 

The project involved the demolition of the old resource centre on an existing confined site within Lisburn City and the construction of a new resource centre to the highest specification including changing facilities, day rooms, canteen and ancillary accommodation over one level with a gross floor area 2500m2. The project also included extensive mechanical & electrical (ground heat & ventilation system) works.

Collaborative working with the client allowed for an innovative contractor designed retaining wall system which is aesthetically pleasing, provides engineering strength and stability, had fast construction times and requires minimal maintenance.

The site entrance was shared by the two adjoining properties and required extensive coordination to ensure both facilities stayed fully operational through the redevelopment. Upgrade works to the entrance and to provide car and bus parking was carried out after extensive consultation with the Roads Service, Client and design team. The scheduling and sequence of the works ensured access could be maintained at all times to the adjoining business premises.

This project is an exemplary example of McAleer & Teague’s commitment to team working and a collaborative relationship between all parties involved in the project and was recognised by the CEF Excellence Awards 2010.

The site operated under the Considerate Contractors Scheme and was awarded higher than the national average score.

Client: 
South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust
Value: 
£2.9 million
Duration: 
60 weeks
Design: 
Hamilton Architects