Daisy Lodge Project Scoops Three Awards

Michael Nugent is proud of our NICFC project, Daisy Lodge. The family respite centre has won three major awards since its opening earlier this year


It was one of our most exciting projects of 2014 – the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children’s (NICFC) respite centre, Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, Co. Down.

With incredible design and a significant purpose, the facility has become a revolutionary development in cancer care in Northern Ireland.

Daisy Lodge was constructed to create an important place of rest and relaxation for families affected by cancer. Now in its eighth month of operation, the centre has scooped three major awards, including the CEF Construction Excellence Award, Taste of Ulster and Green Apple Award.

The achievements convey not only the important function of Daisy Lodge, but the exceptionally high standard of building services that went into its development.

The Construction Employer’s Federation (CEF) Construction Excellent Award was from the Social/Community category of the nominations. It was obtained for the ingenuity of the lodge’s design and construction. Heron Bros – who were the Main Contractors on the project – received the award during a CEF ceremony last month.

Heron Bros also picked up the Green Apple Award, accompanied by NICFC Chief Executive, Gillian Creevy. The prize was for Environmental Sustainability Best Practice and was presented at the Green Apple Award ceremony in the Houses of Parliament.

Michael Nugent ensured both excellence in design, installation and environmental awareness throughout our mechanical service delivery, contributing to Daisy Lodge’s overall exceptional construction.

The lodge also won a Taste of Ulster Award for the delicious, healthy and locally sourced food offered in their restaurant. While (unfortunately) we couldn’t help the Daisy Lodge team in winning that one, Michael Nugent congratulates them on yet another incredible achievement.

Daisy Lodge has already provided much needed short-breaks for hundreds of families from both sides of the border. With en-suite family bedrooms, a playroom, games room, cinema, restaurant and magnificent woodland surroundings, it’s the perfect place for exhausted families who are affected by cancer to relax and spend quality time together.

Michael Nugent continues to wish the best for the Daisy Lodge team and we’re sure they will be in for more awards in the future.

We’ve worked on a number of palliative care projects. Find out more in our healthcare project archive.