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The Faculty of Arts Extension, University of Ulster

Heron Bros Ltd is delighted to be working with The University of Ulster to deliver their new extension at the Faculty of Arts Department, Coleraine Campus.

This new faculty building will house a television studio, sound studios, recording and imaging equipment, multimedia language learning labs and software, multimedia research archives and video editing suites.

Work is progressing well onsite with the reinforced concrete shafts and basement complete and the steelwork frame nearing completion.   The glulam columns to the front and rear elevation of the building atrium are currently being erected.  Concreting of the internal floors has commenced and the two main stairwells of the building have been installed.  Work on the roof has commenced with currently 35% of the roofing panels now in place.  External walls, window installations and curtain walling are due to commence shortly.  External drainage works are on going.


The project has been registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to minimize any impacts to the local community and university campus while works are being carried out.  The Heron Bros Project Team is working with all stakeholders to ensure the project achieves a BREEAM Excellent rating.

In accordance with our Company Sustainability Strategy we have implemented various initiatives on site to minimize our environmental impact including the installation of a ground water re-harvesting system.  This system recycles 100% of all water used on site throughout the construction stage of the project.

We have partnered with Coleraine Borough Council to deliver a number of local initiatives including a Christmas competition in local primary schools.  We are working with the NRC (Northern Regional College) and have identified a number of placement opportunities for students including specialist trade, engineering and site managerial positions to promote career opportunities within the construction industry.  We continue to support local organizations within the Coleraine area and have recently sponsored the 2014 awards for the Business and Zanshin Shotokan Karate Club.

The project will be completed and ready for handover in July 2015.

If you require any further information or would like to learn more about this project please contact us at (028) 7962 8505 or email .