Belfast Telegraph

Fit-out firm Mac Interiors secures £20m of contracts

By Staff Reporter

Newry fit-out company, Mac Interiors, has won a series of major contracts worth £20m and is set to turn over more than £50m this year.

The firm has already finished big name jobs in Northern Ireland, including the fit-out of Citi's headquarters in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.

Its new contracts include work with KPMG, which will see the Co Down company refurbish 120,000 sq ft of office space at its Dublin headquarters.

It's also landed work with Hibernia REIT to refurbish Commerzbank House in Dublin.

Earlier this year, the business added 10 new jobs to its workforce, after landing £29m worth of deals. Established in 2002, it has offices in Newry, Dublin, London and Hamburg, and employs a workforce of 60.

Its managing director, Paul McKenna, said the business had already "exceeded its 2015 targets" and is set to turn over €75m (£55m) this year.

"The company has also entered a significant three-year framework agreement with a global US investment company, and has commenced work in their Dublin headquarters," he said.

"I believe one of the key drivers to our recent success is that we offer a specialist interior fit-out construction management solution.

"Our service offering is uniquely different to our competitors, with the focus being on the people in the building - the other tenants, the neighbours, and the people who will occupy the space when the work is complete.

"As a result of our steady growth and the specialist nature of our offering, particularly in the growing pharma, tech and financial sectors, we are looking to add to our workforce.

"We're starting to see some substantial contracts now taking place in Belfast as the lack of Grade A office space means companies choose to refurbish existing offices and fit-out new space.

"We completed the fit-out of Diageo's new Belfast office in April this year and look forward to working on more projects in Northern Ireland."

Following the 2008 recession, the firm moved into export markets, and secured contracts, including the fit-out of Intel's headquarters in Munich in 2011.

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