Client Testimonials & References
The University of Ulster’s redevelopment of the old Belfast School of Art and Design has greatly improved teaching facilities for students and staff and now caters for a projected increase to 2000 full time students. Of equal importance, the new building has raised the profile of the University of Ulster within Belfast, announcing the University’s flagship Belfast Campus. The New Campus is also seen as playing an important part in the redevelopment of Belfast, in particular the Cathedral Quarter and the very apparent revitalisation of the city’s cultural life. The Art school has needed to remain fully operational throughout the construction period, and the design team have designed the building and worked closely with the University to plan the phasing and decant of departments in order to minimise disruption. The success of the project has been unmitigated, and has generated interest and excitement at the benefits of good design throughout the University.
Frank Liddle Deputy Director of Physical Resources, University of Ulster
The Trust is delighted with the new Maternity Unit, and in particular the excellent response from the women and their families who have used the unit. The new unit has proved extremely popular and annual births per annum are rising year on year.
Roisin Coulter, Assistant Director Capital Development, Ulster Hospital Maternity Unit 30/11/10
I have no hesitation in recommending this practice as being able to undertake projects of wide range of size and complexity both within and outside the health sector.
John Cole, Chief Executive, Health Estates (Various Health Projects)
Throughout this project, the commitment and dedication of the design team to create a welcoming and sustainable public building, has been instrumental in ensuring that the Public Record Office for Northern Ireland has exceeded its targets in terms of Design Quality, Sustainability and Project Objectives. It was delivered ahead of schedule and within budget in a spirit of partnership from all those involved.
Sam Heaney, Titanic Quarter Ltd for Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 30/11/2010
Just to say how great Falls and Shankill look – they are stunning. We have had a couple of visits from the Minister who was very impressed as is our Senior Management Team. Thank you for all your help, advice and support; it has been a pleasure working with you. You have given us 3 fantastic looking libraries that everyone is talking about.
Helen Poston, Libraries NI, Operational Manager, 14/06/2011
The refurbished libraries are an example of the kind of buildings and facilities Libraries NI is aiming to provide. The renovations have dramatically improved the interior design, the layout and accessibility of all three libraries. The programmes of work at Falls and Shankill libraries has ensured that the buildings are fit for purpose and capable of delivering twenty first century library services, whilst preserving architectural merits. All libraries have played a pivotal role in the cultural life of their community. This has been the case for Shankill Library for over 80 years and for Falls Library over the past 100 years. Libraries NI is hopeful that the libraries will continue to be a welcome and valuable service for all who live in the area.
Mandy Bryson, Libraries NI, Business Manager, 21/06/2011