Tracey Brothers are delighted to have been appointed as Main Contractor for the Restoration Works at The Grand Opera House, Belfast; one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic buildings.
The architectural importance of the Grand Opera House has been recognised and protected through its Grade A listed building status, having been the first building in Belfast to attain Grade A listed status, and the only remaining Victorian Theatre in Northern Ireland. Its historic and opulent auditorium is regarded as amongst the architecturally most important theatre interiors in the UK and Ireland.
We are looking forward to working closely with the Grand Opera House and their design team as they embark on their most ambitious restoration and development project in 40 years, aiming to return the beautiful 1895 auditorium to its original splendour, tell the Theatre’s fascinating history and improve customer facilities.
The award of this project demonstrates the high level of skill and expertise of our team which will be used to ensure careful and high-quality refurbishment of this sensitive landmark building for Belfast.
Tracey Brothers hosted the ”topping out” ceremony at the SW College Erne Project to mark a key milestone in the construction of this state-of-the-art Campus.
The Erne Campus will be a flagship for sustainable construction with its pioneering PassivHaus premium standard and modern design and construction and is pushing the boundaries of technology in almost every aspect of construction, with technologies that are leading edge and in many instances, unique and bespoke for this project.
South West College and Tracey Brothers have collaborated to create a new learning opportunity with the focus on ‘Learning through Innovation’.
The new campus which will be the first educational building worldwide to achieve the highest international standard in environmental construction – PassivHaus Premium and BREEAM Excellent, will give it’s students the opportunity to study in a ‘living learning laboratory’.
Tracey Brothers look forward to working with SWC on the Erne Academy to provide long-term benefits to both the academic and construction communities in technology, innovation & sustainability.
Works are progressing well 10 months into the Erne Project for South West College with the structural frame in place and roof complete the building envelope is well advanced and scaffold starting to come down.
Internal fit out has commenced with site services and site structures progressing.
All the while, the challenges presented by the unique “Passive House Premium” and “BREEAM Outstanding” requirements of the project have been embraced by our design and construction team and incorporated successfully into the works to date.
Following its completion in November 2018 the new St. Patrick’s Academy was officially opened by President Michael D Higgins on the 7th of March 2019. The occasion marked the culmination of decades of planning for the school and Tracey Brothers are delighted to have delivered the new state-of-the-art facilities.
Pictured Left to right: Sean Cavanagh – Chair of Board, Julie-Ann Edwards – Arcadis, Peter Quinn – Project Sponsor, Neil Williamson – McAdam Design, President Michael D. Higgins, Sabina Higgins, John Tracey – Tracey Brothers Ltd, David Losty – Arcadis, Martin Hare – McAdam Design
The new school building at St. Patrick’s Academy is now complete with the next phase of works well underway.
Works on the new Pavilion are progressing with 20% of the ring beam complete. The main drainage for the Tennis Courts & Training Fields is complete with works progressing on the main Football Pitch. Works on the retaining wall are 65% complete and should be completed in the coming days.
Having been short listed as a Finalist, we are now the proud recipient of the General Construction Award – Restoration Category, for HMS Caroline, Historic Buildings and Landscaping.
We were delighted to receive the award at the Awards Gala Evening hosted by the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) in partnership with Specify magazine, held in the Culloden Hotel on the 18th of October.
The first sod has been cut on the site of the new Holy Family School, Cootehill, Co. Cavan, by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
The Development will consist of a new 1-2 storey replacement Special need’s School building with 26 classrooms and associated ancillary accommodation with 94no. car parking spaces, bus drop-off, 1 no. sports pitch, play areas, sensory garden and site boundary treatment with landscaping to include connection to external perimeter pavement. The total floor area of the new school will be 5310m².
Tracey Brothers look forward to working closely with the School and Design Team on this project.