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: 15th January 2020

Practical completion stage

Halla Eanna


Typical WC facilities


Lower ground floor area leading directly to pitch


Typical first floor classroom


First floor facilities overlooking 3G pitch area


Alternative view overlooking 3g pitch area


First floor corridor area


Inbuilt screens and boards within classroom


Feature ceiling within corridor


View showing clear ceiling voids etc


3g pitch with goal markings on walls


Typical changing facilities


Alternative view of benching within changing area


Rear internal staircase


Ground floor foyer area


Kitchen facilities


Ground floor to 3g pitch area


Alternative view of WC facilities on ground floor


Gable ballwall area


Entrance view towards upper pitch and vista beyond


Internal view from foyer


Ground floor lift which travels from Lower Ground floor pitch level, up to first floor classrooms


Upper roundabout area adjacent to entrance


Elevational view at external fire escape stairs hidden from direct view behind cedar facade


Typical elevational detailing


Gable ballwall


Access road approach


Approach to building


Bin store


Cycle shelter adjacent to building entrance


Access road at lower pitch


Access road leading down to existing roadway leading to clubhouse




Update: 6th November 2019

View from gable, towards lower apron pitch level


Bike stand under construction


Gable ballwall


Fire escape enclosure timbers being fixed in place.


A view of gable feature


Rear elevation nearing completion


An example of stair detailing

Generally, works nearing completion, with end of November official completion.



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.