£1m final touch for Ulster Hospital redevelopment
MCCUE Crafted Fit is putting £1 million of final touches to the redevelopment of the Ulster Hospital, after having been subcontracted by Graham- Bam Healthcare Partnership (GBHP) to fit-out the bespoke bathrooms using cutting-edge solid surface materials.
The company is providing bespoke interiors for the unique 288 single en-suite bedroom layout for the new Phase B Inpatient Ward Block, which has attracted over £200 million of investment. Now two years on, with work nearing completion on the construction of the ensuites, McCue Crafted Fit is in the process of completing the fitting-out of the 288 en suite bathrooms.
Les McCracken, Managing Director, McCue Crafted Fit explains: “This is a fantastic project for McCue Crafted Fit to be involved with in Northern Ireland and we are incredibly excited to be supplying GBHP and the Ulster Hospital with the finest infection control materials on the market as well as utilising our great joinery and workmanship.
“The en suite bathroom furniture is custom-made. We are using the latest ‘Corian’ solid surface material for the walls and surfaces of the bathrooms, because of its hygienic properties in addition to its durability. This product is thermoformed, with no seams or joints, allowing for tighter infection control with also proper upkeep and maintenance.”
With over 60 years industry experience, Carrickfergus-based McCue Crafted Fit specialises in high quality refurbishment and fitting out, in addition to offering bespoke joinery services to a wide range of customers in varying sectors.
“This product is on the cutting edge of hospital infection control, and McCue Crafted Fit is a certified network-approved provider of Corian and a similar product, HI-MACS, 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,” added Les McCracken.
“It is important for us at McCue Crafted Fit to be at the forefront of technology, offering the most up-to-date products and services to our clients. The new 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.”
McCue Crafted Fit has recently completed the fit out of The Perch Rooftop Bar in Belfast’s Linen Quarter and Arthur Cox in Victoria House in Belfast. The latter is one of two projects for which they have been shortlisted for in the Construction Excellence 2015 awards. The other is in the Great Britain and Republic of Ireland category for The Dean Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
Other completed projects include various hotels including the Shangri-La Hotel situated within the famous The Shard as well as the Lancaster London, Claridges and the Savoy in addition to restaurants, retail outlets and banks.
McCue Crafted Fit has also been shortlisted in the Retail Week Interiors Awards for NAS Shopfitter of the Year 2015.