Work on Major Development Begins at IT Sligo

Tracey Brothers have begun works on the re-development of Block E01 at IT Sligo. The project will include a complete rebuild of J Block, turning the single floor 1970’s building into a modern four-storey complex.

John Tracey signs the contract for extension of E01 with President Dr Brendan McCormack.

Artist impression of Block J, replacing the single storey with a four-storey modern complex.
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New South West College Erne Officially Opened

On the 22nd of September the new South West College Erne Campus was officially opened by Ecomony Minister Gordon Lyons.

Having obtained both PassivHaus Premium and BREEAM Outstanding accreditations, the new campus is one of the world’s most sustainable educational buildings.

Tracey Brothers were delighted to have been involved in this prestigious project and look forward to seeing the new building being used for many years to come.

https://www.swc.ac.uk/discover/news/news/september-2021/lyons-officially-opens-new-%C2%A330m-erne-campus-of-sou

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Construction Employers Federation (CEF) 2021 Construction Excellence Awards Finalists

Tracey Brothers are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2021 Construction Excellence Awards in the following categories:

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Restoration of The Grand Opera House Belfast completed

The restoration and development of the Grand Opera House in Belfast has been completed. The works included painstaking restoration and conservation of the many ornate features of the auditorium along with redesign of the foyer and public spaces.

On Thursday 10th of June 2021 the results of the restoration project were unveiled prior to its planned re-opening in July 2021.

“Tracey Brothers are delighted to have been involved in the project and the quality of the final result is testament to all involved. We hope that the Grand Opera House continues, not only as a source of great entertainment for young and old alike, but also as a landmark Belfast venue to visit for many years to come.”

The Auditorium

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Henderson Group open new facility

Great to see another satisfied Client operating in their new buildings:

Henderson Group opens new £16m warehouse and storage facility in Mallusk – The Irish News

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Another new warehouse completed for Henderson Foodservice

The recently completed £16 million warehouse facility has been unveiled by Henderson Foodservice as part of an ongoing re-development of Henderson Group’s Mallusk complex. Tracey Brothers are delighted to continue to build on our relationship with Henderson’s in their redevelopment programme.

Mark Adrian Group Property Director at Henderson’s commented: “Tracey Brothers are excellent at what they do, very measured and calm with good proposals and ideas. They are a good partner for us, communications and liaisons were excellent.” And Henderson Foodservice Managing Director Cathal Geoghan stated ‘’Design, build and fit out of our new warehouse was in partnership with Tracey Brothers who had previously completed our ambient warehouse facility in 2017. We’d like to thank them for their excellent project delivery which helped us transfer to the new centre with zero disruption to customers’’

The new larger storage facility has enabled Henderson Foodservice to offer their customers an expanded product range with greater efficiencies in terms of goods in, order processing and picking, providing an overall enhanced supplier and customer experience.

The new 190,000 square foot ambient and chilled distribution centre at Hightown is split between ambient high bay racking storage & cold store chill accommodation for fresh foods. The warehouse accommodation, along with the associated office accommodation, incorporates the latest sustainability and energy efficiency techniques including maximisation of natural light in work areas, photo and movement sensitive lighting along with a state-of-the-art charging optimiser for all mechanical handling equipment and an energy optimised refrigeration system.

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Passive House ‘Premium’ Award for South West College Erne Campus

The recently completed South West College Erne Campus, designed & built by Tracey Brothers Ltd., has been certified by the Passive House Institute.

The Erne Campus is the largest New Build Passive House Premium Building in the world and also the largest Passive House Premium Educational Building in the world. It is also the first building in the UK to achieve both Passive House Premium and BREEAM Outstanding accreditations.

The official plaque was presented to Tracey Brothers and the College by Tomas O’Leary of MosArt Architects on the 4th of June 2021.

Pictured Left to Right:
Michael McAlister – Chief Executive South West College; David Snodgrass – Passive House Designer – Mullarkey Pedersen Architects; Paddy Kerrin – Site Manager – Tracey Brothers Ltd; Tomas O’Leary – Passive House Assessor – MosArt Architects; John Tracey – Managing Director – Tracey Brothers Ltd; Donal McGloin – Contracts Manager – Tracey Brothers Ltd; Karl Pedersen – Lead Designer – Mullarkey Pedersen Architects
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South West College Erne Project – Winner of the ‘Public Projects’ Design Stage Award 2021

The public awards are for projects supporting community and societal services, such as government, health, education and justice, including closely related commercially driven projects.

The project was selected as the Design Stage Award Winner, for ‘its effort in combining sustainability with wellbeing, whilst targeting a zero carbon building’.

‘The application of passivhaus was also recognised by the judges and worthy of award’.

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South West College Erne Campus shortlisted for BREEAM Awards 2021

South West College Erne Campus was recently shortlisted for the BREEAM 2021 awards for the ‘Public Sector Project: Design Stage Award’.

The public sector project awards are for projects supporting community and societal services, such as government, health, education and justice, including closely related commercially driven projects.

The BREEAM Awards, delivered by BRE, is an annual celebration that recognises the people, projects and organisations that are leading the way with significant achievements in sustainable building design, development and management.

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Restoration Works Commence at the Grand Opera House

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.

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