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Harvey Group awarded contract for new £30m Waterfront Conference Facility

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Harvey Group Plc have recently been awarded the contract for the Mechanical and Electrical services at the new £30m conference facility at Belfast Waterfront Hall.

Brian Harvey, Managing Director of Harvey Group Plc, said: “Having played a major role in the original Waterfront Hall complex back in 1996, we are delighted to have been chosen to provide the mechanical and electrical services for the new conference facilities. The Belfast Waterfront Hall is an iconic project, instantly recognisable as a landmark of our city. We are proud to be given this further opportunity to work on this beautiful building.”

Brian Harvey added “Harvey Group will be working in partnership with McLaughlin & Harvey to deliver the £30m project, due to commence early 2015. We have a long standing working relationship with McLaughlin and Harvey and have combined recently at the Deloitte Technology Studio Belfast, and new University of Ulster BA, BB buildings in central Belfast”

During the original 1996 Waterfront project, Harvey's developed specialist skills in pipe prefabrication, which they called the Toast Rack pipe system. This innovation was used to overcome the challenge of making best use of the space available within the unique circular plant room. The company progressed using this system and similar systems to coordinate and prefabricate services in many other projects.

The overall value of the Waterfront project is £30m, which will see the Waterfront Hall Conference and Exhibition facilities double in size, to add an additional capacity of 4000m┬▓. This includes a 2000 seat auditorium, 380 seat studio and 17 meeting rooms for 10 - 200 delegates. This will enable the venue to attract larger events with a wider variety of requirements. Belfast City Council believe that the extension will contribute up to £40m towards the local economy each year and help the city tap into the growing business tourism market.

Harvey Group have been in existence since 1978, and have a reputation for innovative, reliable delivery of quality projects. They employ 70+ people and have continually trained & developed technical apprentices. Turnover for year ending 2014 was £21m and is forecasted to be £25m for the next 12 months.

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