FORRME commenced works on Monday 18th June 2018 and has a  +40 weeks programme to complete proposed scheme.

QUINTIN part of the design team for the provision of new Croi Eanna Community Hall, Hightown Road, Glengormley. Fresh from obtaining their recent awards, Architects Donnelly O’Neill are managing the building of this exciting scheme.

 

Update: 9th October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foyer as viewed from interior

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staircase with handrails completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of 3G pitch from access corridor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed shop area within foyer space nearing completion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First floor classroom with view over 3g pitch area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of roofing over 3g pitch area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear ballwall area and proximity to upper pitch ballstop netting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corridor leading to future proposed Gym area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower level staircase nearing completion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View within future proposed Gym area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First floor classroom at entrance side of building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another classroom located to rear of building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automatic opening rooflights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceiling grid in place, first floor corridor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting underway within changing areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall tiling underway with changing areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of 3g pitch from first floor classroom area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pitch level apron area partly completed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roundabout taking shape with bike storage area in place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabions in place to accommodate change in levels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bitmac surfacing to rear ballwall area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of rear ballwall area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear elevation nearing completion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View from high bank area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of fire escape area prior to cladding with cedar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current view of building on approach

Works progressing towards completion; Final groundworks commencing over next few weeks.

Scheme completion is scheduled for December 2019.

 

 

 

Update: 22nd August 2019

Tank compound and bin store under construction.

 

Rear still awaiting cladding

 

View of pitch from first floor area

 

Typical door construction.

 

Near completion first floor room.

 

Windows installed to lower ground floor level.

 

Entrance approach view

 

Fire escape stair enclosure under construction.

Works nearing completion. September 2019 noted.

 

 

Update: 10th July 2019

 

View from basement area. Apron surfacing applied, glazing in place and cedar cladding progressing. This area may be future gym and changing rooms.

 

View of ballwall to gable of building. Hardcored area to have tarmac surfacing applied soon.

 

View of path to rear of build joining roundabout area to gable ballwall

 

View of internal 3g pitch area

 

Closer view of apron to basement level area

 

View of roundabout under construction

 

Roundabout kerbing under construction

 

View of first floor corridor

 

View of building on approach. Cedar cladding progressing. Glazing also in place.

 

View from inside basement area, out towards pitch.

 

Closer view of roundabout under construction

 

View from entrance lobby area outwards

 

Perimeter path linking main footpath to basement apron area

 

Closer view of basement level glazing and apron surfacing

 

View of 3g pitch area ceiling showing lighting layout and rooflights

Generally, works progressing as programme. Electricity now on. Glazing near completion and finishing foreman brought in, to close out final works.

Anticipated completion date is end of August 2019

 

 

Update: 17th June 2019

Gabion wall completion at Lower Ground Floor level

 

Land drainage adjacent to pitch

 

Gable/front elevation view as external envelope continuing

 

Closer view of applying Tyvek this morning

 

Internal walls completed to first floor area

 

View of roof/wall junction within first floor area

 

View of Hall from first floor area

 

Parts of window frames awaiting insertion

 

Pitch side view earlier this morning

 

Windows frames installed

 

View of access to fitting Tyvek, battens and eventually, cedar timber boarding

 

View from entrance location

 

Entrance view

 

Hillside view

 

 

Update: 16th May 2019

Building on approach. Preparation work for timber cladding nearing completion.

 

Drainage works near completion outside lower basement area.

 

Rear of building almost ready for timber cladding also.

 

View of hall from first floor offices/classroom area.

 

Metal studwork underway

 

Work progressing but beyond original completion date (+8 weeks) and likely (+10 weeks by completion.

NIE power now brought to site. Awaiting connection to building.

Roofing works complete so enabling progress on external facade.

 

 

Update: 29th April 2019

After Easter, site was opened Wednesday to Friday of last week.

View on approach. Roofing works being completed to allow installation of fall arrest system and removal of edge barriers to allow cladding to progress.

 

 

 

 

Electrical works ongoing !

 

Mechanical works ongoing !

 

 

View of sample cladding nail holes, which were not accepted. Subject to revision before commencement.

 

Alignment of nail holes not accepted. Subject to revision also.

 

Floor insulation arrived on site for inclusion in Works as photo below also.

 

 

 

Containment being installed within Hall area for cabling etc

 

First floor area as earlier today.

 

Main activities are completion of roofing and ongoing M&E installation.

Roofing works due to complete this week and allow fall arrest insertion and dropping of edge protection to allow Cedar Cladding to progress as per revised programme.

 

 

 

Update: 15th April 2019

Pitch view of elevational works as of this morning.

Entrance approach progress

 

View from bank side

 

Gable view with precast panels forming outside ballwall in place.

 

Fire escape staircase under construction  and due for completion by Wednesday.

 

M&E works progressing

 

Internal view as building closed in and drying out.

 

Internal view towards first floor classroom areas

 

 

Update: 20th March 2019

Insulation being fixed to external walls

 

View on approach !

Ballwall gable before precast panels are fixed in place.

 

A few days later, battens fixed to walls in preparation for timber cladding.

 

Pitch side view

 

Generally, roofing works being completed. Rooflights in place and timber cladding to facade to commence very soon.

Internal drying out ongoing and metal studwork to commence next week.

Anticipated completion June 2019

 

 

Update: 20th February 2019

View today towards entrance. Cladding started.

 

Side elevation with cladding underway.

 

Closer view showing access etc

 

View from rear,  showing proposed ballwall location. Actual concrete panelling to commence soon.

 

View of ground area around proposed ballwall area

 

Entrance area leading to hall

 

Access to lift area

 

View from hall area, up towards first floor classrooms etc

 

Stair access between floors

 

View from first floor area

 

View across  first floor area, as cladding progresses. Metal studwork to form classroom soon.

 

Another similar view.

 

Basement area

 

View from rear, showing access area

 

View of basement area, window openings formed.

 

Generally, works progressing with M&E ongoing. Roof covering and external cladding progressing speedily from tomorrow.

 

 

Update: 23rd January 2019

View of internal hall area

 

Alternative view back towards first floor classrooms etc

 

Panorama view of Hall area

 

External wall cladding under way

 

Approach view of building

 

Access road approach to building.

First dusting of snow. Works continuing apace. Roofing underway and External walling progressing. Timbet cladding starting soon. M&E progressing also.

Anticipated completion date 23rd May 2019

 

 

Update: 9th January 2019

 

Approach to front entrance

 

From high bank location

 

View of precast panelling to open hall area

 

View from rear location of site

 

View from pitch level

 

Generally, works restarted Monday 7th January 2019 after Christmas holiday break.

Roof decking to commence and external walling completion ongoing.

M&E works ongoing.

 

 

Update: 6th December 2018

Metal decking for roof ready for crane lift into place

 

View towards entrance of building

 

Slab area being prepared for concrete pour

 

Blockwork underway !

 

Update: 9th November 2018

 

Views of building on approach

 

View of rear embankment

 

View of rear gable end where ball wall to be located

 

Another view showing extent of space created for proposed ball wall activities

 

Lower ground floor level facing pitch side

 

View from pitch side

Generally, works progressing with roofing to commence soon.

Anticipated completion date May 2019

 

 

Update: 17th October 2018

Access road formed and base course due to be laid next week

 

Roundabout formation adjacent to building entrance underway

 

View from upper bank looking towards entrance area of building

 

Closer view showing precast slab installation as ongoing

 

View from pitch area with cladding rails being fixed to structural frame

 

View showing lower ground level area which shall be fitted out at later date

 

Brick sample panels for client review

 

Generally, works progressing at pace and taking shape. Depending on weather, further progress expected on external timber cladding and roofing over next few months.

 

 

Update: 19th September 2018

Steelwork erection started on site

 

View from upper roundabout location

 

View from rear boundary, at highest point

 

View back towards contractors compound area

 

Stanchions erected and being braced

 

View of steelwork brought onto site for erection

 

View of backfilling to make up ground levels to rear of lift area

 

View from lower ground or pitch level toward retaining back wall

 

View down access road prior to kerbing and surfacing works

Works progressing, with steelwork erection paused due to windy weather today.

Precast slabs being procured and laid over next few weeks

 

 

Update: 5th September 2018

On approach to building, view of works in progress today

 

Closer view of lift shaft walls

 

Same location, view from lift opening side

 

Pop ups placed for lower ground floor drainage points

 

Typical view of retaining wall, tanking and protective layer

 

View over lower basement level

 

View of upper level strip foundations and pad foundations with backfilling to same foundation level

Works progressing as revised programme,  anticipated 1 month additional time to contract

 

 

Update: 15th August 2018

 

View of outfall at lower pitch level

 

View of levels being made up with hardcore at upper point of site

 

Digger grading hardcore ramp down towards front of site

 

View of LGF level (lower ground floor) with 3.2m high retaining wall to rear

 

View of site generally from approach point

 

Views towards lift shaft with insitu concrete walls being formed

 

Preparations for final stage of retaining wall construction

 

Long view of upper level foundations

 

View of flank retaining wall

 

Views of bituthene waterproofing membrane to back of retaining wall

Generally, works progressing. Steelwork due end of August 2018

 

 

Update: 7th August 2018

Tempory spoil deposited and graded around designated site locations

 

Example of precast manhole base with proprietary channels

 

Earth embankment to side and rear to gable of building profiled to match rear ground embankment, creating large level area for exterior ball-wall

 

Temporary spoil heaps deposited along side of upper pitch

 

Alternative view of rear embankment

 

Example of formwork to form steelwork pad foundation with holding down bolts in place

 

Pad foundation complete and formwork removed

 

Formwork and reinforcement to rear spine retaining wall

 

View of retaining wall as completed

 

View of site from side embankment

 

Video clip of pouring concrete into pad foundation formwork

 

 

Update: 25th July 2018

View of site earlier today

 

Lower level retaining walls under construction

 

Formwork being erected for retaining walls

 

View standing on upper slab area with ground graded back to rear of site

 

 

Update: 16th July 2018

View of site earlier today, from higher ground level

 

View as cross section of site in preparation for foundations

 

Rear bank grading works nearing completion, to assist access to rear of building for cranage etc

 

Harris fencing as demarcation between site boundary and Croi Eanna club facilities for duration of works

Generally, as contractor back to work today after July holiday break, preparations being made for foundation excavations later this week/early next week.

 

 

Update: 23rd June 2018

Works underway !

Health & Safety paramount !

FORRME has established site setup and promptly commenced earthworks.

PTE requirements clearly indicated for all !

View of earthworks completed and site of community hall itself.

 

Update: 18th May 2018

Scheme approval received. Pre-contract meeting scheduled for next week.

Start on site as agreed thereafter.

Contractor is FORRME, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. Formerly Donaghmore Construction Ltd.