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CIS Compiles Special Infrastructure Analysis Report for the CIF

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Construction Information Services (CIS) recently compiled a report for the CIF which analysed the top infrastructure projects in the transport, water treatment and flood defences sector. Our analysis covers the following areas and highlights the 3-4 year delay on many of these projects due to budget cutbacks:

Transport:                

  • Roads, Road Improvement and Upgrades Schemes, Bridges & Metro North

Transport Facilities:   

  • Runways, Railway Stations, Airport Facilities & Port Terminals

Utilities:

  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, Sewerage Networks, Water Mains Rehabilitation & Drainage Networks

Flood Relief:                   

  • Sea Protection & River Works

CIS estimates that the entire top 119 projects in their report could amount to €12 billion covering transport, flood defences and utility schemes.  There are many smaller schemes in each of these sectors outlined above.  The analysis does not include capital projects in the education, enterprise, health, justice and communications (broadband) areas.  This indicates that the Government’s €27 billion Public Capital Programme will fall short of Ireland’s requirements.  

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Highlight of Approved Northern Ireland Schemes This Week

This week CIS has highlighted a number of schemes approved through the Northern Ireland council planning committees. Over £145m worth of projects received approval this week which includes an outline approval for a new £68m town centre development in West Belfast.

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We have highlighted the Top 12 projects in terms of value:

Project Code

Project Description

County

Estimated Value

811275

Town Centre Development

Antrim

£68.2m

832088

Student Accommodation

Antrim

£15m

143080

Housing Development

Down

£8.7m

829115

Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge

Antrim

£8m

840394

Multi Storey Office Block

Antrim

£7.4m

854371

Office Building

Antrim

£4.3m

813265

Apartment Development

Antrim

£4m

853289

Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Derry

£3m

711803

Residential Development

Antrim

£2m

840195

Retail/Apartment Development

Antrim

£1.7m

860376

Centralised Anaerobic Digestion

Antrim

£1.4m

780878

Mixed Use Residential & Retail

Antrim

£1.1m

Top 10 Most Viewed NI projects Week Ending 20th May

View the most popular Northern Ireland projects on our database this week. Customers can click on the hyperlinked Project ID to login and view projects directly. CIS FREE users can do the same and view up to five of these projects as part of their weekly allowance.

CIS offer a Northern Ireland Only subscription which gives you access to ALL NI construction project information. You can pay an annual fee of €500/£400 or pay a monthly direct debit of €45/£35. Call our sales team on 01 2999 200 for more information on how we can tailor our database to deliver only relevant leads to your inbox.

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 Project ID

Project

County

Sector

Current Stage

Views

 800396

£2m - Sports Building & Refurbishment of Drama Rooms

Co. Londonderry

Education

Contract Awarded

44

 850486

£4m - Dementia Care Facility

Co. Antrim

Care Residential

On Site

40

 608885

£7.5m Health Centre

Co. Antrim

Medical

On Site

35

 797705

£2.9m - Sports Pavilion Complex

Co. Down

Education

Tender

29

 854624

£10m - MTC Framework for Building Maintenance & Minor Works

Co. Antrim

Medical

Contract Awarded

27

 789830

£1.4m - Science Classroom Extension

Co. Down

Education

On Site

23

 805899

£1.3m - Laboratory & Production Building

Co. Antrim

Industrial

Tender

23

 812022

£703k - Workshop

Co. Down

Industrial

Contract Awarded

23

 775427

£689k - Self Service Filling Station

Co. Antrim

Commercial & Retail

On Site

19

 789811

£1.1m - Irish Language Culture Centre

Co. Armagh

Social

Tender

19

Most Viewed Northern Ireland Projects Week Ending 13th May 2016

See full project information on the most viewed projects across Northern Ireland in the past week. Customers and CIS FREE subscribers can click on the hyperlinks Project IDs below to view complete details on each project. If you havn't yet signed up to CIS FREE to get access to 5 projects every week for as long as you like, you can sign up here

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 Project ID  Project  County  Sector  Stage Views
 754084  £2.6m Motorway Service Area  Co. Antrim   Commercial & Retail  Contract Awarded   45
 835121  £10m Student Accommodation  Co. Antrim   Hotel & Catering  On Site  43
 797764  £3m Sports Complex  Co. Antrim  Sport  On Site  27
 774699  P2 £9.5m Leisure Centre Development  Co. Down  Sport   On Site  26
 799918  £4m Storage and Distribution Centre  Co. Antrim  Industrial   Tender  26
 814001  £1.1m Supermarket Extension  Co. Fermanagh  Commercial & Retail  On Site  21
 833969  £5m Integrated School With Nursery School Unit  Co. Tyrone  Education  Tender  21
 839308  £500k Social Housing  Co. Down  Residential  On Site  21
 642907  15 Wind Turbines, Civil & Construction Works  Co. Tyrone  Utilities  On Site  20
 792369  £350m Residential Development  Co. Antrim  Residential   Contract Awarded  20

                                                   

 

Overview of Some Construction Activity in Belfast City

Our Banbridge office team set off to Belfast on Friday to observe activity on several major on-site developments across the city. You can click on the hyperlinked project IDs associated with each project to view full project descriptions and contact detaiils on each one.

Work is progressing well on a £4.4m 9-storey apartment development on the Dublin Road and is due for completion in October 2016. Project ID: 762345

762345 9 Storey Apartment Development

Construction works are expected to finish in July 2016 on a £16m Student Accomodation projecr on College Square East, Belfast. It's expected to be opened in September 2016. Project ID: 795552

795552 - Student Acc - Opens Sept 2016

Demolition Work is underway on a student housing and hotel project on Brunswick Street, Belfast, following planning approval at the end of April. Project ID: 828132

828132 - Brunswick Street Demolition Works On Going

Works are progressing well on an office refurbishment on Adelaide Street with electrical installations soon to get underway. Project ID: 829008

829008 Adeline Street Office Block

Work has recently commenced on a £10m student accommodation project on the Dublin Road, Belfast. This project is expected to take in the region of 16 months to complete. Project ID: 835121

Student Acc Belfast 835121

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Announcing the National Construction Summit 2016

Theme: Sustaining the Momentum

Taking Place in the RDS, Dublin on June 15th

 

Building on last year’s highly successful event, The National Construction Summit 2016 will be, once again, the largest and most informative industry gathering of the year. The theme of this Summit is ‘Sustaining the Momentum’.

Construction Information Services (CIS) are a proud sponsor of the National Construction Summit and look forward to welcoming delegates, exhibitors and speakers along to what is sure to be an even more successful year than its inception in 2015.

Tom Moloney And Tom Parlon At National Construction Summit 2016 

Tom Parlon (right), Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and Tom Moloney, Managing Director of Construction Information Services (CIS) at the announcement of the National Construction Summit 2016 to be held in the RDS on June 15th

Attendees will receive complimentary construction activity reports upon registration and have the opportunity to listen to expert industry speakers who will clearly demonstrate not only that the momentum of construction activity is gathering pace, but that it is also starting to extend to parts of the country outside of Leinster and Dublin. The latest predictions for the Construction Sector show an overall growth of 21% in 2016, which steps off the back of a 14% growth in 2015.

The National Construction Summit will be chaired by Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF).

At the official 2016 Construction Summit announcement, Tom Parlon, Director General of the CIF said, “This event will provide a very good focus point to show off the scale and ambition of the industry”.

Tom Moloney, Managing Director of Construction Information Services (CIS) said, “This year’s summit will create the opportunity for all those interested in the construction sector to meet, listen and hear about how the industry is actually performing and how the challenges facing it are being addressed.”

€67m Office Development Near Dublin Airport - Plans Submitted

Over 3,000 delegates have already registered to attend the National Construction Summit. This year will see a strong line up of main stage speakers, seven workshops, an exhibition area of over 200 stands and a Meet the Buyer area. The seven workshops will offer visitors the opportunity to listen to specific and informative content relating to all aspects of the industry and also to observe demonstrations of new products and enhanced construction practices.

The themes of the workshops are as follows:

  • Facilities Management, Property Management, Real Estate
  • Planning, Architecture, Interior Design
  • Building Materials and Technology, Infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • HR and Jobs
  • Smart Cities, Smart Buildings
  • Marketing Intelligence, Finance/Investment, Policy and Regulations

The line up of speakers is drawn from key stakeholders in the construction sector. Their expertise will help stimulate debate and inform companies on how to continue the positive momentum of Ireland’s construction industry in a sustainable manner. These speakers will be announced soon via the National Construction Summit and Construction Information Services’ social and media channels.

CIS would strongly encourage any professional, contractor, sub-contractor or supplier to the construction industry to come along and experience what is guaranteed to be an insightful day of learning and connection opportunities.

To register, visit www.nationalconstructionsummit.ie or contact the organiser for more information: Colin Murphy, Managing Director, Premier Publishing.

Phone: 353 1 6120880.

Email: colin@prempub.com

Top 10 Most Viewed Northern Ireland Projects in April and Listing of Top 50

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Top 10 most viewed Northern Ireland projects in April

 Film Studios

 Project ID

 Project

 County

 Current Stage

 Views

 841871

 £20m - North Foreshore Film Studios Plan

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

58

 828131

 £23m - Student Accommodation

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

56

 636880

 £95m - Phased Ulster Hospital Redevelopment

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

50

 847573

 £4.3m - Hotel Extension

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

44

 739316

 £6.8m - Primary School

 Co. Down

 On Site

39

 843795

 £4.5m - Residential Care Home

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

36

 788699

 £1.4m - Supported Housing Development

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

32

 856650

 £2m - New Highway Link

 Co. Armagh

 Contract Awarded

30

 847498

 £2.2m - Social Housing Development, Phase 2

 Co. Londonderry

 Contract Awarded

27

 849481

 £2.3m - Offices/Storage Development

 Co. Tyrone

 On Site

26

 

Top 50 most viewed Northern Ireland projects in April

New High School

 Project ID

 Project

County

Current Stage

Views

 785865

 £12m - DARD Office Headquarters

 Co. Londonderry

 Contract Awarded

93

 123680

 £330m - A5 Western Transport Corridor

 Co. Tyrone

 Contract Awarded

92

 762254

 £107m - Waste Energy Gasification Plant

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

81

 791299

 £49m - Additional Cellular Accommodation

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

74

 838175

 £21m - New High School, Integrated Design Team

 Co. Down

 Contract Awarded

71

 850486

 £4m - Dementia Care Facility

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

69

 849481

 £2.3m - Offices/Storage Development

 Co. Tyrone

 On Site

67

 841871

 £20m - North Foreshore Film Studios Plan

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

63

 705648

 £4m - Assembly Workshop

 Co. Tyrone

 On Site

62

 787379

 £7.5m - Housing Development, Phase 1

 Co. Down

 Contract Awarded

57

 636880

 £95m - Phased Ulster Hospital Redevelopment

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

56

 786431

 £11.5m - Visitor & Education Centre

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

56

 794124

 £2.3m - Mixed Used Development

 Co. Down

 On Site

56

 828131

 £23m - Student Accommodation

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

56

 777252

 £4m - School Extension

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

54

 657893

 £9.8m - Social Housing Development

 Co. Down

 On Site

51

 803657

 £2.85m - Sports Complex

 Co. Londonderry

 On Site

50

 793554

 £1.5m - Aquarium Development

 Co. Down

 On Site

49

 792369

 £5.9m - Residential Development

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

48

 846780

 £9.5m - Social/Affordable Residential Units - Phase B

 Co. Down

 On Site

48

 783489

 £3.2m - Residential Development

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

47

 850460

 £1.4m - Social Apartments

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

47

 739316

 £6.8m - Primary School

 Co. Down

 On Site

46

 847573

 £4.3m - Hotel Extension

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

46

 808412

 £4m - Social Housing Units

 Co. Down

 On Site

45

 796642

 £16m - General Building Contractors Framework

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

44

 825622

 £4.1m - Social Housing Developments

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

44

 843795

 £4.5m - Residential Care Home

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

41

 738842

 £60m - Health Care Centre

 Co. Down

 Contract Awarded

39

 758948

 £1.7m - Social Housing Units, Phase 2

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

39

 818078

 £2.5m - Social Housing Development, Phase 1

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

39

 847498

 £2.2m - Social Housing Development, Phase 2

 Co. Londonderry

 Contract Awarded

39

 867809

 £15m - Central Workshop and Stores

 Co. Antrim

 Tender

39

 788699

 £1.4m - Supported Housing Development

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

38

 873066

 £1.3m - Renovation of Civic Building

 Co. Down

 Tender

38

 797705

 £2.9m - Sports Pavilion Complex

 Co. Down

 Tender

37

 828046

 £3m - Social Housing Development

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

36

 829035

 £2.1m - Social Housing Units

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

36

 830829

 £3.9m - School Development & Youth Club

 Co. Down

 On Site

36

 848642

 £1.6m - Retail Units and Gym

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

36

 768609

 £1.4m - Housing Development

 Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

35

 797653

 £4m - Redevelopment of Botanical Building

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

34

 852372

 £430k - Housing Development

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

34

 868898

 £1.4m - Pavilion, Pitches, Trim Trail & Play Area

 Co. Antrim

 Tender

34

 776535

 £15m - Measured Term Building Contract

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

33

 800786

 £860k - School Extension

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

33

 827777

 £4.8m - Refurbishment/Reconfiguration of Office Building

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

33

 846843

 £2.4m - General Needs Housing, Phases 2 & 3

 Co. Antrim

 On Site

33

 852381

 £865k - Housing Development

Co. Antrim

 Contract Awarded

33

 873063

 £1.5m - Offices and Childcare Facility

Co. Antrim

 Tender

33

Congratulations to Our 3,000th CIS FREE Sign up - Coatek Glass Coatings!

Construction Information Services would like to sincerely congratulate Coatek Glass Coatings for being our 3,000th sign up to our CIS Fremium service, our popular package which gives users access full project details of 5 projects every week for as long as you like.

To continue celebrating our new product's success, we were delighted to award them with a FREE 6 month All Ireland subscription to CIS Online! Find out more about Coatek Glass Coatings below.

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Coatek are a family run business with traditional, open and friendly values and a young highly skilled enthusiastic team. They provide solutions for windows, solar glare, privacy or security issues and work closely with Architects, Design Consultants, Interior Designers and Builders nationwide to give their clients the professional finish they require.

LoCall 0818 919600 or info@coatek.ie for a call out.

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LoCall 0818 919600

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See some of photohraphs of Coatek's product finishes below:

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Live Tenders for Schools Summer Works Scheme 2016/2017

Here are the live tenders for Round 1 (€30 million) of the overall €80 million Schools Summer Works Scheme 2016./2017

Elphin School

The Summer Works Scheme covers necessery small scale works to imrpove the integrity of buildings and their external environment that, ideally, can be delivered during the summer months. Categories of work eligible for funding under SWS 2016 and 2017, are prioritised on the following basis:

  • Priority/Category 1: Gas Works
  • Priority/Category 2: Electrical Works
  • Priority/Category 3: Mechanical Works
  • Priority/Category 4 Special Needs Projects
  • Priority/Category 5: Toilet Facilities
  • Priority/Category 6: Roof Works
  • Priority/Category 7 Window Projects
  • Priority/Category 8: Curricular Requirement Projects
  • Priority/Category 9: Other Structural Improvements
  • Priority/Category 10: External Environment Projects

of the 197 projects approved for funding have gone to tender so far. The CIS Research Team will report on all new tender updates to this list in the coming weeks. Click on the project IDs listed below for more information. 

*Priority categories 1 and 2 are covered in the initial tenders

 Project ID

 Project Name

 Location

 Deadline

  877148

 Emergency Electrical UpgradeWorks

 Thurles, Co. Tipperary

 24/05/2016 at 16.00

  877492

 School Electrical Works

 Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

 27/05/2016 at 12.00

  877147

 School Electrical Upgrades

 Bearna, Co. Galway

 08/06/2016 at 12.00


     

197 Schools Announced in 1st Round of Schools Summer Works Scheme 2016/2017

€80m is planned to be invested in selected schools for the Schools Summer Works Scheme between 2016 and 2017

 Elphin School

The aim of the Summer Works Scheme is to allocate funding to chosen school authorities applicants to undertake small-scale building works which can be carried out during the summer months or at other times that avoid disrupting the operation of the school. See the first round list of 197 approved schools announced on 28th April 2016.

The scheme announced will apply to both 2016 and 2017. Categories of work eligible for funding under this scheme will be prioritised on the following basis:

  • Priority/Category 1: Gas Works
  • Priority/Category 2: Electrical Works
  • Priority/Category 3: Mechanical Works
  • Priority/Category 4: Special Needs Projects
  • Priority/Category 5: Toilet Facilities
  • Priority/Category 6: Roof Works
  • Priority/Category 7: Window Projects
  • Priority/Category 8: Curricular Requirement Projects
  • Priority/Category 9: Other Structural Improvements
  • Priority/Category 10: External Environment Projects

Construction Information Services (CIS) will be running a live blog post which will be updated daily as new tenders relating to the Schools Summer Works Scheme 2016/17 enter our database.

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