New parish centre for Ramoan

KEY MOMENT. David Hamilton, MD of Contractors Martin & Hamilton hands over the keys of Ramoan Parish Centre on Thursday night to Minister Rev David Ferguson with Bishop of Connor Rev Alan Abernethy and Patrick Donagy of Consarc Architects looking on.INBM37-15 006SC.
KEY MOMENT. David Hamilton, MD of Contractors Martin & Hamilton hands over the keys of Ramoan Parish Centre on Thursday night to Minister Rev David Ferguson with Bishop of Connor Rev Alan Abernethy and Patrick Donagy of Consarc Architects looking on.INBM37-15 006SC.

Ballymena-based chartered building company martin & hamilton recently completed the construction of the new two-storey Parish Centre at Ramoan in Ballycastle.

The 37 week project involved the demolition of the existing Trinity Cottage and the construction of a new building along with associated site works and boundaries.

OFFICIAL. Bishop of Connor, The Right Rev Alan Abernethy, who officially opened Ramaon Parish Centre on Thursday night, pictured beside a plaque with Rev David Ferguson.INBM37-15 007SC.

OFFICIAL. Bishop of Connor, The Right Rev Alan Abernethy, who officially opened Ramaon Parish Centre on Thursday night, pictured beside a plaque with Rev David Ferguson.INBM37-15 007SC.

martin & hamilton’s management team availed of their extensive experience in new-build projects to plan each element of the work and programmed it to ensure completion on time and within budget. A lot of work went into the project including the partial re-construction of an existing old perimeter wall and the use of specifically sourced basalt stone as cladding.

The building was designed by Consarc Architects to achieve a high level of thermal performance and durability. Feature conservation roof lights and the use of the latest building technology are features of the project.

Facilities in the new venue include a spacious entrance foyer, a large multi-purpose hall, meeting rooms, office, kitchen, store rooms circulation spaces and new male, female and disabled wash rooms.

Commenting on the project David Hamilton, Managing Director at martin & hamilton said, “We are delighted to have worked as main contractor on the project. From the start there was clarity of vision and a collaborative approach from all the parties involved including the client, designers, consultants and subcontractors.

VIEW. Ramoan Parish Centre, which was officially opened on Thursday night.INBM37-15 008SC.

VIEW. Ramoan Parish Centre, which was officially opened on Thursday night.INBM37-15 008SC.

“We used craftsmen with traditional building skills and prioritised the use of local supply chain companies to help comply with sustainability objectives. Overall, the project was a success and we would like to wish the client well for the future.”