Craigavon Area Hospital, Maternity Works

Dowds Group completed works associated with the Craigavon hospital Maternity Block which include: Alterations to above ground drainage, Alterations to  Antenatal Department including sub-division of Rooms / toilet refurbishment and provision of additional utility facilities. Creation of new build Plant room extension at ground floor level to house relocated Medical Air Gas Plant and equipment.

We utilised an alternative entrance door to the building for the duration of the works and constructed a hoarding complete with redirection signage inside while we carried out the work.

   

City Hospital, Belfast

The works at City Hospital were to replace a revolving entrance door and curtain wall with a new lobby with automatic sliding doors.  The building was live throughout the duration of the works and due to the nature of the building we kept disruption to minimum.

We utilised an alternative entrance door to the building for the duration of the works and constructed a hoarding complete with redirection signage inside while we carried out the work.

   

Crossgar Vegan Factory

This current project is known as Finnebrogue Vegetarian Phase 2. It is a complete extension of the steel frame building with a complete site upgrade to the electrical and mechanical systems along with new installations to suit two production lines.

There is also a refit of ancillary areas to provide meeting and office spaces along with changing and welfare facilities.

   

Finnebrogue Artisan Factory

Phase 1- We were initially entrusted as Main Contractors by artisan food producer Lynn’s Country Foods, to oversee the construction of a new state-of-the-art food manufacturing facility at their plant in Finnebrogue,Down Business Park Downpatrick which included the complete design and build of all M&E installations. The factory has been built on a 6‐acre site, a project that comprised the conversion and extension of an existing 1069m2 warehouse, increasing the building to 3700m2 during phase one and then further.

Phase 2 involved a new build factory for Lynn’s on a 6-acre site. This project comprised the conversion & extension of an existing warehouse seeing the factory standing at a staggering 14,500m2. The building provides Finnebrogue with process mix rooms, production halls,equipment washrooms, cold rooms, chilled storage, dry goods storage, spice prep, engineering workshops, automated packing and warehousing, a complete energy centre housing load centre, mechanical plant, hot water generation plant(with. heat recovery) and chiller plant plus full administration and technical support office and staff changing facilities.

Phase 3 involved a new project for Lynn Country Foods to construct a new build factory on an existing site, ‘Naked Bacon’, Nitrate Free Bacon factory.  This project comprised of the complete strip out of the original factory right back to the Steel Shell and foundations.  All new Drainage, Steel strengthening works,Insulated Roof & Wall Panels, Dock Levellers, Resin Floors, were then introduced.  The building provides Finnebrogue with a state-of-the-art Brine Injection room, production halls,equipment washrooms, cold rooms, chilled storage, dry goods storage, and staff changing facilities.  Once again, we were appointed on a Design & build basis. On completion of this project further plans are in place for the Construction of another new factory on a Greenfield site.

   

Build

Dowds Build division was established in 2013. Our Build experience to date ranges from fit out to food processing factories to hospitals. Our experienced engineers have the technical expertise to understand client’s requirements delivering engineering and refurbishment solutions that add value and enhance working environments. We can offer a full design and build option to your projects using our in-house design team.

Our initial breakthrough in the Build sector stemmed from our ongoing partnership with Finnebrogue Artisan Foods which involved the construction of a new state of the art food manufacturing facility in Finnebrogue.  Since, we have secured and completed Build projects for Belfast City Hospital and Craigavon Area Hospital.

Our Build experience is consistently evolving, and we pride ourselves on delivering a quality service to meet all our client’s requirements.