Belfast Telegraph

Co Antrim firm secures contract worth £750k to fit out block at Ulster Hospital

By Mark Edwards

A Carrickfergus company has won a £750,000 deal to fit out the new acute services block at the Ulster Hospital in Belfast.

McCue Crafted Fit will provide interiors and fit out 126 bathrooms for the project, which is due to begin in March.

The Co Antrim firm has been subcontracted by Graham BAM Construction to complete the work.

It previously fitted out 288 bathrooms in the inpatient ward block at the Ulster Hospital as part of a £261m investment completed in April this year.

Les McCracken, managing director of McCue, said: "We are delighted to be recommissioned as fit-out contractor for the new Acute Services Block at the Ulster Hospital in Belfast.

"This is a fantastic project for us and we are incredibly excited to supply the Ulster Hospital again with the finest infection control materials on the market.

"We will be using the Corian solid surface material for the walls and surfaces of the bathrooms, because of its hygienic properties in addition to its durability.

"The product is thermoformed, with no seams or joints, allowing for tighter infection control with the proper upkeep and maintenance.

"This will be along with our bespoke joinery and other works."

Corian is long lasting, meaning it can withstand frequent contact with patient beds, hospital equipment and wheelchairs.

Mr McCracken added: "This product is on the cutting edge of hospital infection control and McCue is a certified network-approved provider of Corian in Northern Ireland.

"The applications for this material are endless, with some customers even requesting the material to be used in their kitchens and bathrooms.

"It is important for us at McCue to be at the forefront of technology, offering the most up-to-date products and services.

"The Ulster Hospital redevelopment is one such project and we are glad we are playing our part in transforming the health sector in Northern Ireland and making it fit for purpose for the 21st century."

Earlier this year McCue struck two multi-million pound deals to fit out Ten Trinity Square - a five-star hotel in London - and luxury apartment complex Lillie Square in Earls Court.

The work includes Ten Trinity Square's spa, French and Asian restaurants and functions rooms, in addition to the clubhouse at Lillie Square.

The company also counts toy giant Hamleys, department store Harrods and the luxury five-star Shangri-La Hotel as its customers. Off-shoot McCue Marine has worked on cruise ships, including the Queen Mary 2.

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