The RPSI at Whitehead has appointed MSM Contracts from Portadown to carry out a £2million construction project which will lead to the development of a museum and interpretative centre.
The building contract is part of an overall £3m investment which will see the transformation of the RPSI’s base into a museum and interpretative centre, open to the public and creating a significant new tourist attraction in Whitehead.
Funding for the project has been provided by Heritage Lottery Fund and Tourism Northern Ireland (part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for NI), with additional support from Mid and East Antrim Council and Ulster Garden Villages.
MSM Contracts has already worked with the RPSI in that it built the International Fund for Ireland-backed two-track carriage shed at Whitehead back in 1992/3. Work on the latest development is due to be completed by summer 2016 – a fitting way to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Society’s arrival in Whitehead.”
For more information on MSM Contracts, telephone 028 3833 5047 or visit www.msmcontracts.co.uk