Building and Civil Engineering Contractors

Ulster Carpets Dye House & Energy Centre

As part of Ulster Carpets’ exciting plans to modernise their production facilities, the Portadown-based leading global supplier of Axminster and Wilton carpet ranges have appointed MSM Contracts to construct a new dye house and energy centre. This major project will enable Ulster Carpets to integrate new technologies at their Portadown site, including a dedicated steam production plant and advanced heat recovery system, which will help increase manufacturing capacity and reduce the environmental impact from the manufacturing processes.


The 40-week construction project is designed by RMI Architects (lead designers), RPS Group (structural & civil), Caldwell Consulting (M&E services), V B Evans & Co (quantity surveyors) and Hasco Europe (CDM Co-Ordinator).


The existing weaving shed will be extended to facilitate the new two-storey dye house and energy centre. Works will involve:
• Asbestos removal, demolitions and alterations to the existing weaving shed
• Driven precast piled foundations including ground beams and reinforced concrete works
• Structural steel portal frame including composite metaldeck to form the mezzanine floor
• Tegral roof and wall cladding systems
• PPC aluminium glazing, steel doorsets and roller shutters
• Complete high specification M&E services installation including lift services
• Interior fit-out works
• Provision of new H V substation, transformer room and switch room


The project will be delivered within a ‘live’ production site and has been programmed to have minimal impact on Ulster Carpets’ ongoing manufacturing processes and to ensure effective co-ordination with suppliers involved with installing specialist technologies/plant into the new building.