Building and Civil Engineering Contractors

Considerate Constructors Scheme update on Victoria College, Belfast

Our site team at the £3m Victoria College newbuild sports hall and school refurbishment project, continues to act proactively in line with our site registration under the Considerate Constructors Scheme.


Examples of action taken and on-site events include:

– Christmas 2016 Toy Appeal – our extremely kind site personnel, including subcontractors, have been purchasing Christmas cards from a specially designed Christmas tree in the site office, with the age and gender of a child written on each card. Gifts are then bought in line with the description on the cards, with donations due to be made to both the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul before Christmas


– Residents’ meetings – on 08th December 2016, our site management team in conjunction with Victoria College and design team representatives held a meeting with local residents to provide a project update and an opportunity to discuss any issues/concerns. This meeting was very positive and our site team was congratulated in a follow-up letter from Victoria College on our contribution towards building a positive and co-operative relationship with the residents


– Bird feeder stations – have been erected around the site to promote biodiversity within the school grounds


– Minister for Education site visit – on 07th September 2016, our site team hosted a site walkabout for the minister, Mr Peter Weir, and invited guests


– St John Ambulance Video “How to use a defibrillator” – video played to all construction personnel, including subcontractors


If you would like to discuss any corporate responsibility issues on this project, please contact our CCS liaison point of contact, Laura McCooey (e-mail

First Presbyterian Ahoghill wins a Prestige Access Award

First Presbyterian Ahoghill church, designed by Gary Harpur Architect and constructed by MSM Contracts has won a Prestige Access Award 2016. The annual Prestige Access Awards are organised by the William Keown Trust and recognise projects/organisations that have made positive efforts to assist disabled people by demonstrating high levels of accessibility to their businesses or services.


The awards presentation was held in the Lagan Valley Island Conference Centre, Lisburn, on 29 November 2016.


We are delighted that First Presbyterian Ahoghill has been recognised with this award and this continues our recent Prestige Access Awards success with Lurgan YMCA Youth Centre and Fruitfield Service Station winning awards in 2014 and 2015, respectively. MSM is delighted to continue playing our part in conjunction with clients and designers in providing an accessible and user-friendly environment to all.


The First Presbyterian Ahoghill project involved the construction and high quality fit-out of a 2,200m2 DDA-compliant church and halls on a greenfield site, including a 600-seater auditorium, welcome area, multi-use sports hall, youth suite and meeting rooms.