Building and Civil Engineering Contractors

Works to begin on new church halls complex for Carnmoney Presbyterian

Carnmoney Presbyterian Church have recently awarded MSM the contract to construct their new church centre adjacent to the existing church building. On-site works are due to commence during late May 2015 and are programmed to be completed within a 12-month timescale. This £2.4m project is designed by Like Architects, with Bruce Shaw acting as quantity surveyors.


Once constructed the three-storey halls, with internal floor area of 2,440m2, will be linked to the existing church. Ground floor facilities will include entrance lobby and reception, cafe/seating area with kitchen, two-court main hall, lecture hall, toddler hall and ancillary accommodation including an office, toilets, stores and plant rooms. First floor accommodation will include 2nr meeting rooms, a youth room with adjoining kitchen, staff and minister’s offices, counselling/prayer rooms and ancillary accommodation. Additional storage space and a plant room will be sited on the second floor.


Phased demolition works to the existing church halls will be required to allow church groups to continue with minimal inconvenience. The building envelope will comprise natural roof slating; Trocal flat roofing; PPC aluminium curtain walling, windows and doors; self-coloured render and timber effect rainscreen cladding. A complete interior fit-out will be carried out under this contract.

MSM completes new luxury events suite at The Old Inn

MSM have successfully carried out a high quality refurbishment project at The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, to convert the former Waterfall Suite into a luxurious self-contained two-storey events space, now known as the Verina Suite. This is the second major project in recent years that MSM has delivered on this prestigious hotel, originally constructed in the 17th century. The new events space comprises a banqueting suite for hosting weddings, conferences and private events at lower level, with a casual lounge area at upper level. The key architectural design feature is a curved marble staircase linking the two floor levels.


Stripping out works and structural alterations were carried out before commencing the interior fit-out phase. Works included curved ceilings, plaster cornicing, timber panelling, walnut doors, solid flooring and polished stone surfaces. High specification M&E installations include state-of-the-art mood lighting and audio-visual technologies.


Works commenced on-site during January 2015 and were completed within a restricted 16-week timescale. The work areas were segregated to enable the hotel to remain in full operation during the construction period.