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.
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.
“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.”