Rise in number of major construction projects starting on site

Rise in number of major construction projects starting on site
Plans for a new north wing at Altnagelvin Hospital.

As we enter the second quarter of 2016 there has been a surge in major construction projects commencing on site, not least in the social housing sector which promises further growth this year.

EHA Group is building 106 social housing units in Bangor for Choice Housing Ireland. The contract will take 24 months to complete at a cost in the region of £9.8million. Geda Construction will be responsible for a 30-unit social housing development in Ballycastle for Fold Housing, at an estimated cost of £2.3million. In addition, TAL Ltd has been awarded the contract for 24 units in a Choice Housing supported living development in Whiteabbey, at an estimated cost of £2.9million. Donaghmore Construction is building 16 social housing units at a value of £1.7million at Parkside, Phase 2, Belfast, for Newington Housing.

The commercial and hospitality sectors are also buoyant. Work is starting on a £6million office and retail complex in Belfast by Karl Asset Management Group. Turkington Construction has secured the £5.5million contract to refurbish the Colby House office building in Belfast for CPD, and O’Hare & McGovern has started work on the construction of a £13million, five-storey office block for US firm Allstate, close to Central Station in Belfast.

Abercorn Construction has started site-enabling works for the new £27million boutique hotel at the former Harland & Wolff headquarters building, while the disused Bangor Castle Leisure Centre site has been earmarked for a four-storey, 85-bedroom hotel development for Premier Inn.

Progress on educational and medical construction projects includes the appointment of the preferred bidder, JPG O’Hare, for the construction of a community treatment and care centre project in Newry.

The tendering procedure has started for the creation of a 144-bed new North Wing building at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry-Londonderry, costing £38million. Entering the planning process is the proposed development of a £24million state-of-the-art education facility at the former Erne Hospital site in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. A £3.5million school and youth club development is starting on site at St Bronagh’s Primary school in Rostrevor. Ganson UK Limited has secured this contract.

You can access full details on these and thousands of other key and major construction projects on the CIS online database. By signing up to the recently launched free subscription service, you can start viewing complete descriptions and contact details of five projects per week, for as long as you like. This CIS data was accurate on March 23, 2016.

Visit www.cisireland.com for the latest project updates on these schemes.

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