Marcon in £1m deal to fit out three Toys R Us stores in Britain
Northern Ireland fit-out firm Marcon has won a £1m contract for work on a trio of Toys R Us shops across the Irish Sea.
The Co Antrim company will be working on new stores for the global retailer at Swansea, Uxbridge and Leicester, a total of 50,000sq ft in new retail space.
Marcon has worked on fit-outs for fast-food giant McDonald's since 2008, completing 250 projects around the UK.
Director Mark McElroy said: "Being awarded these three projects demonstrates the high quality and on time delivery that Marcon can provide.
"They follow on from recently completed stores for Toys R Us in Belfast.
"As a business we are committed to providing a high standard of finish within the often time sensitive retail environment."
Toys R Us is the world's biggest baby care and toy retailer with more than 1,500 stores in 33 countries. The company has 101 in the UK.
Marcon has worked on fitting out two Toys R Us stores at CastleCourt in Belfast - its first pop-up in the centre, followed by a permanent unit.
It has carried out other fit-outs for menswear retailer Remus Uomo in Belfast's Victoria Square and shoe shop Dune at Dundrum town centre in Co Dublin and at Grafton Street in Dublin city centre.
The company has a large museum and exhibition unit and has completed projects in the UK and Ireland, including Titanic Belfast, the Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy, the American Air Museum at Imperial War Museums in Duxford and Cromford Mills in Derbyshire.
The American Air Museum deal in 2015 was its first big museum contract in Britain.
Marcon has also been working on fit-out works at the new museum and interpretive centre in Whitehead for the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland.
Last year it carried out work on the Pearse Cultural Centre at Pearse's cottage in Connemara, Co Galway.
Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, spent his summers at the cottage in Ros Muc.
And it has completed fit-outs at Navan Fort, Carrickfergus Castle, Down County Museum and the Guildhall in Londonderry.
Marcon Fit-Out was started in 2004 by Mr McElroy and Mark O'Connor.
It is headquartered at Kilbegs Road in Antrim and employs around 50 people.