Two Projects Shortlisted for CEF Awards

Michael Nugent projects Newry Leisure Centre at the North West Science Park are in with a chance to scoop a major construction award.

After Boston College’s success in the Manchester Architects Awards in June, it looks like our lucky streak is set to continue. Two of Michael Nugent’s projects – Newry Leisure Centre and the Northern Ireland Science Park in Co. Londonderry – have been shortlisted for the CEF Awards.

The Construction Excellence Federation’s (CEF) Awards mark outstanding achievements in the Northern Ireland construction industry. With 14 award categories their aim to showcase the best in construction and promote professionalism in the industry. Now in their 17th year, the awards are as highly anticipated and hotly contested as ever.

One of the short-listed hopefuls is the Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP) in Derry, where Michael Nugent carried out mechanical works during its construction last year. It was built to anchor the work of the NISP in the north west, providing 285 jobs and generating £4m a year.

But aside from its contribution to the economy, the NISP is an incredible architectural development. At over 50,000 square feet it offers space for 30 businesses in the science and technology industry, with both aesthetic and practical facilities.

Also on the shortlist for an award is Newry Leisure Centre. With a 25m swimming pool; learners pool; leisure pool; steam room and sauna, this new build also provides exceptional facilities. But it’s compliance with accreditations like Newry 2020 and Disability Sport NI demonstrate the efficiency of its design and construction.

If successful, NISP and Newry Leisure Centre will be added to our ream of award-winning projects, which includes Lough Erne Golf Resort and Spa and Bluestone Psychiatric Unit. Fingers crossed they make it!