MACM has demonstrated on several occasions its ability to deliver a diverse range of refurbished projects of various size and complexity. Our experience and nous in this ever growing field of upgrading listed buildings to provide accommodation suitable for current needs and standards is exemplified by the projects highlighted below. From the refurbishment of an old railway yard for use as a restaurant to that of a disused barge to be used as a visitor centre, our experience in refurbishment means that no job is neither too large, too small nor too complex for us.
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NIPSA Offices, City of Derry
A 3 storey terrace house in St James Street Derry was converted to new office accommodation for NIPSA. The listed building has to be completely refurbished and the works involved stripping the entire building back to the existing walls. The building was completely reinstated to provide modern hi-tec offices while satisfying the exacting standards required of the historical townscape of the City of Derry.
Client NIPSA, Wellington Park, Belfast
Architect Tim Brownlee, Design and Management. Belfast
Oxford Island Barge, Craigavon
One of the most unique restoration projects carried out by MACM, this involved the restoration of an old sand barge at Oxford Island, on the shores of Lough Neagh. The disused barge first had to be tenderly relocated from the scrap yard to its new home. The structure of the boat was then painstakingly returned to its original condition and now provides a unique and important visitor attraction in Oxford Island.
Client Craigavon Borough Council and NI Tourist Board
Architect Doran Consulting, Belfast
BERESFORD MILL, COLERAINE
Refurbishment and extension of the existing bottling mill for change of use as new offices. An interesting and challenging project that involved the demolition of existing walls and removal of existing concrete floors. An extension section involving Steel frame construction on a traditions strip foundation, with block and render wet dash construction. The existing roof was completely removed and replaced, with integration to include the new extension.
Client Jame Hay Pension Trust (SIPP Division)
Architect W & M Given
Boots Chemist, Cookstown
Refurbishment of existing premises, involving the demolition of existing walls and the removal of existing windows - along with the removal and replacement of existing roof. New installations included installing a steel structure within the existing shells and the construction of fire rated partition walls and fire rated screens and doors. Completed within the demanding 3 month period whilst keeping noise to a minimum and ensuring that dust never ingressed into the adjoining public house.
Client Bairds Chemists (former owner)
Architect Harry Johnson, Belfast
Station Square Restaurant, Cookstown
Part of the bigger Station Square project (see Retail/Commercial), this project involved the conversion of the 4000 square foot former railway building into a restaurant. Great care had to be taken to ensure the original protected structure was maintained.
Client Teesland Ltd
Architect Todd Architects Belfast
GATE HOUSE, COOKSTOWN
One of the smallest projects the company has ever carried out, but equally almost one of the most demanding with regard to its complex nature, intricate modifications and tight site. The project involved the complete gutting of the former gate house so as to create a functional living space, while maintaining the entire outer structure.
Client Colomba Eastwood
Architect Teague and Associates