Building and Civil Engineering Contractors

MSM starts Ulster Independent Clinic extension

MSM Contracts recently commenced major extension and refurbishment works to provide additional outpatient facilities at the Ulster Independent Clinic, Stranmillis Road, Belfast.


Construction works commenced late July 2016 with completion due in late 2017. The works are to be delivered over six phases, some of which will be carried out concurrently:


Phase 1: construction of a three-storey extension providing a range of additional outpatient accommodation. The extension will be steel-framed on piled foundations, with EDM Spanwall cladding and PPC aluminium glazing to the building envelope
Phase 2A: reinstatement of the existing 2nd floor day room
Phase 2B: roof alterations; structural alterations within basement office and conversion of a treatment room to a new outpatients’ area
Phase 2C: conversion of consulting rooms into X-ray reception
Phase 2D: conversion of 1st floor bedrooms to Endoscopy accommodation; construction of links between the ground and first floor with the new extension
Phase 3: stairwell conversion into stores; refurbishment of lift


Robert Mackey, director at MSM Contracts, said “This is a great project for our company to be involved in and we are privileged to deliver this major extension on behalf of the Ulster Independent Clinic.
We have delivered a range of healthcare projects in Northern Ireland and look forward to using our company’s experience to successfully deliver this project with minimal inconvenience to the patients, staff and visitors


Our construction team are co-ordinating activities on a daily basis with the client’s estates department to ensure the clinic remains ‘fully live’ and all interfaces between construction areas and the clinic are properly managed throughout the contract period.


The design team comprise Turkington Magowan Partnership (architectural and CDM Co-Ordinator), White Young Green (QS), Armstrong Taylor (structural) and AECOM (M&E).

Minister for Education visits Victoria College

The Minister for the Department of Education, Mr Peter Weir, visited our construction site at Victoria College on Wednesday, 7th September. Our project management team were delighted to provide the minister and guests with a tour of the works currently ongoing as part of this SEP project.


Pictured (from left to right) in the above image are Dr Bryan Gregory (Victoria College), Scott Bell (MSM Contracts), Peter Weir (Minister for Education), Mervyn Nicholl (MSM Contracts), Christopher Stalford MLA and Colin Tenner (Victoria College).


Designed by Belfast-based architects, Povall Worthington, the works comprise four key stages:

– Construction of a two-storey 4-court sports hall building with approximately 1,650m2 floor area. The ground floor will comprise an entrance lobby, 3nr team changing rooms with showers, staff changing, PE office and ancillary accommodation including WCs, stores and plant rooms. First floor accommodation will include a fitness suite, team changing room with showers and a PE classroom

– Construction of a 7-a-side synthetic hockey pitch with all associated works will be carried out. The existing 4nr artificial grass tennis courts will be resurfaced

– Refurbishment works within the existing school gymnasium to provide art suite accommodation

– Refurbishment works within the first floor of the main teaching block to provide a science suite


The project is due for completion during summer 2017.