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Harvey Group awarded M&E Contract for CastleCourt Shopping Centre

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28 years later, CastleCourt calls on Harvey Group's M &E expertise ....again!

Harvey Group have been successful in securing a multi-million pound contract for the entire refit and refurbishment of the M&E Services in the administrative suite at CastleCourt Shopping Centre. What makes the job particularly poignant is that Harvey Group will effectively be upgrading their own work - they undertook some of the original fit out of the CastleCourt offices when the centre first opened, back in 1988.

Commenting on their award of the new contract, Harvey Group Commercial Manager, Ryan McLernon said, "Naturally we're delighted to secure this prestigious project in the face of stiff competition. It's the sort of high end scheme at which we excel. It says a lot for the quality of our original workmanship and the materials used that our 1988 fit out has lasted almost thirty years. It's great to be able to build upon our own craftsmanship and bring this office suite firmly into the 21st century."

The £3.5 million contract commenced on site January 2015 and is set for completion in June 2016. Operations Director, Herbie Watterson, explains the details of the project and challenges his team faces. "The purpose of the project is to provide new, modern open plan office accommodation over the second, third, and fifth floors at the CastleCourt complex. During the initial 12 week design development phase prior to construction, we have worked closely with main contractors, O'Hare McGovern and M&E Consultants, Beattie Flanigan with the aim of developing the Mechanical and Electrical design to installation stage. Some of our works include a new Gas Fired VRF and fresh air system, complete new BEMS system with integration to existing and New Public Address, Information Technology, Small Power, Lighting and Fire Alarm systems."

"The biggest challenge throughout will be to allow the CastleCourt staff to maintain their continuity of work, while our strip out and refurbishment is taking place. However we're very experienced at working to tight schedules and our team has the flexibility to adapt to our client's requirements. I'm confident there will be an absolute minimum of disruption."

It is a view that is shared by the O'Hare McGovern team, as Managing Director, Eamon O'Hare, confirms. "Harvey Group installed the domestic services in the original CastleCourt Offices and we are confident that they will provide a first class service for us now, just as they did back in 1988."