Building and Civil Engineering Contractors

Radius Systems office block delivered

MSM Contracts have recently completed the construction of a 500m2 two-storey office block for our client, Radius Systems, at their manufacturing facility in Halfpenny Valley Industrial Estate, Lurgan, Co Armagh. Radius Systems are a leading company in the design, development and manufacture of plastic piping systems for the utilities, telecommunications and construction industries.


The consultant team on this project consisted of Tate Stevenson Architects, W T Orr & Partners (QS), George Dawson (structural engineers), Integrated Services Design (services consultant) and Hasco Europe (CDM Co-Ordinator).


The ground floor includes a reception with feature ceiling; conference room 01 and 02 sub-divided by a sliding/folding partition; HR office; logistics/supply chain office; driver access and counter; staff kitchen and toilets. First floor accommodation includes a board room; director’s office; finance office; large open-plan office; staff room and toilets. A 50-space car park was constructed adjacent the offices.


Key elements of the construction works involved:
• Site clearance works and reduced level excavation over the site footprint
• Structural steel frame on reinforced concrete pad & strip foundations
• Ground supported in-situ concrete slab, first floor precast slabs and precast stairs
• Building envelope comprising K Rend render to blockwork cavity walling, KS1000RW trapezoidal roof cladding and grey PPC aluminium windows and doors
• Linking between the office block and production facility on ground and first floor levels including removal of the external cladding and installation of a new steel staircase within the production area
• A complete interior fit-out was completed under this contract


On-site production processes by Radius Systems continued throughout the six-month construction period.

The new Linen Hotel being kept under wraps!

Major refurbishment works continue apace to convert the former 8-storey Lancashire House office building into the new Linen Hotel in Belfast city-centre. In recent weeks, we have completed the erection of MSM branded scaffold sheeting to enclose the building.


On completion, the Linen Hotel located on the junction between Linenhall Street and James Street South will provide extended hotel facilities to the adjacent 4 star Ten Square Hotel.


Construction works commenced during May 2016 with works completed to-date including:
– asbestos removal
– stripping out interior finishes; removal of windows and cladding
– internal demolitions and structural modifications to reconfigure the internal floor space including removal of two internal stairwells


Works are currently progressing to construct two internal lift shafts and stairwell within the building footprint and construction of infill floor slabs where the internal stairwells have been removed. Fit-out works on the ground to third floor levels and works to the building envelope will commence shortly.


The design team on this project are Coogan & Co (architects), BCD Partnership (structural engineer) and F M Stewart & Associates (services consultant).


We will be posting further progress updates on this exciting Belfast city-centre hotel project as we near completion of phase 1 in Autumn 2016.