Castle Leslie Estate, Monaghan

This prestigious project consisted of the construction of a new 18-bed extension over 2 floors, renovation of existing bedrooms, and upgrade of existing Electrical Infrastructure within the beautiful Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan.

Castle Leslie is nestled on 1,000 acres of the undulating Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodland and glittering lakes.  It is one of the last great Irish Castle estates still in the hands of its founding family.  Castle Leslie Estate is now truly one of the finest luxury estates in Ireland.  MDE is proud to have contributed to the significant investment and major restoration programme.

Project Challenges:

  • Throughout the course of the works, the existing hotel remained fully operational.
  • Access to the site was strictly controlled, with dedicated site access routes being agreed with the hotel and the works being secured from the general public, hotel staff, and guests.
  • Due to the everyday running of the hotel, there were restrictions on noise throughout the site at certain times, which were agreed with Castle Leslie Management.
  • Electrical Services included new LV distribution, Installation of new 800kva Generator, general and emergency lighting, general power, fire alarm, TV distribution system and PA/music system, access control, disabled refuge CCTV, data cabling, telephone systems, and external lighting.
  • Our works ensure the preservation of all existing interior decorations, fixtures, and fittings within this listed 1660’s building.

DuPont, Derry

This contract was carried out by MDE Installations, over a period of 3 – 4 months, in DuPont’s 14,000sq. m secure facility at Maydown in Derry.  The contract involved all works associated with the wiring and installation of wireless access points to form a complete wireless network system throughout the facility.

This was a particularly delicate installation for a very exacting client as the works involved access to all areas of the facility (both public and secure) as access points were required in: offices; conference rooms; interview rooms; reception areas; canteens; plant rooms; server rooms; warehouses and production areas.  All MDE operatives’ credentials were provided in advance of any site attendance and all operatives were required to partake in two site inductions.

During the course of this contract, the facility remained fully operational, therefore close coordination and excellent communication between the relevant specialists and other interested parties was critical.

This coordination was achieved through regular attendance at meetings when the progress of the previous week could be reported, and also the plan for the week ahead discussed.  This allowed the client’s staff to arrange or alter their plans to coincide with the access requirements of the contractors carrying out the works.

Deloitte & Touche Offices, Belfast

MDE delivered the complete electrical installation of the Deloitte & Touche Offices in Belfast.  This office block project spanned over 3 floors and was completed in 3 phases.

A live site required exceptional Health & Safety procedures and a flexible team to coordinate works without the disruption.  The successful delivery of this project required precise co-ordination and communication with Deloitte Management, accomplishing the timely and staged transfer of over 200 staff.

Scottish Provident Building, Belfast

The Scottish Provident building is a superior collection of serviced offices and meeting rooms located adjacent to Belfast City Hall.

MDE Works carried out throughout this listed building included a full fire alarm rewire, office space, and conference room refurbishment.  Electrical works included: general and emergency lighting; power; data; door access; CCTV and fire alarm.

Offices remained partially occupied during the works, as did the other floors sharing the building.  The office tenants consisted mainly of law firms and legal practices.

Strict procedures were set in place to minimise disruption throughout with phased programming and decanting arrangements.

Existing data networks and telephones were relocated and temporarily commissioned while work was ongoing.

Sharp Building, Hogan Place, Dublin 2

This six-storey, over-basement, grade A office building extends to 4,412sq m (47,500sq ft) and includes as 209sq m (2,250sq ft) coffee shop.  The basement car park has 40 spaces along with parking for 56 bicycles and clubhouse-standard showers with changing facilities.

MDE were appointed as the specialist electrical contractor and were responsible for the delivery, installation, testing, and commissioning of all electrical services.

Our site installations have helped the Sharp Building achieve a coveted Platinum-level Wired Certification for its best-in-class internet infrastructure.

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Lidl Regional Distribution Centre, Nutts Corner

The Regional Distribution Centre at Nutts Corner is Lidl’s largest depot on the island of Ireland.

MDE’s established track record in carrying out installations in a live environment, working around programmed shutdowns and within strict work schedules, meant that we were uniquely suited to the requirements of this contract.  MDE completed the full M&E installation on this project.

Project Challenges

  • Live operating environment
  • Distribution vehicles on site (internal and external)
  • Fully operational warehouse and offices
  • Live customer services ongoing
  • Programmed shutdowns
  • Environmental constraints
  • Maintaining life safety systems during install
  • Refrigeration considerations

Lisbreen House Belfast, Somerton Road, Belfast

Lisbreen house is a Grade B listed heritage building in North Belfast which houses the residence and offices of the Bishop of Down and Connor.

MDE were appointed as an electrical subcontractor due to our ability to demonstrate an understanding of and empathy with Lisbreen House’s heritage value, and the unique challenges presented with a project of this nature.

In installing the complete electrical upgrade, our ability to provide skilled personnel with the knowledge and understanding of the prestigious building in which they were working in was critical.

Working with other craftsmen at Lisbreen House, we were keenly aware of the importance to maintain all existing architectural structures and features.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Grade B listed historic building
  • Sustaining and adding value to the listed building’s significance by delivering high quality craftsmanship and materials
  • Show an understanding of the heritage significance of the listed building and its setting
  • Minimise any harm to the listed building’s heritage value or special interest
  • Incorporating appropriate colour contrast between surfaces (walls, floors, frames, doorways, and different floor finishes) and lighting levels.

Manor House Hotel, Killadeas, Co Fermanagh

Manor House Country Hotel is one of Northern Ireland’s leading hotels.

MDE completed the full electrical installation at the Manor House including the standby generator and protective services. We installed audio and visual systems throughout the additional bedroom wing and in the adjoining health spa and leisure complex on the grounds of this prestigious hotel.

Throughout the project, we were able to demonstrate the high quality of workmanship and level of expertise upon which we pride ourselves. We were able to minimise any disruption to the hotel staff and guests and comply with health and safety restrictions in place for food and personal hygiene.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Live environment.
  • Working adjacent to live services.
  • Restrictions regarding food and personal hygiene.
  • Minimising disruption to the hotel’s daily operations.
  • Environmental aspects and constraints.
  • Co-ordinating services with other third parties.
  • Surpassing client requirements, goals, and objectives.

Dundalk Racing Stadium

Dundalk Stadium is a horse and greyhound-racing venue located in County Louth, Ireland.

As electrical contractors on the project, our expertise in working in a live environment meant that we had the resources and expertise to carry out complex installations, without affecting the stadium’s working operations.

We carried out the complete electrical services for the refurbishment of the existing stadium, including the new extension to main stadium, new stables and the race course/track.

Project Challenges at a Glance

  • Maintain existing services and operations.
  • Working adjacent to live services.
  • Restrictive programme of work.
  • Exceeding client expectations.
  • Managing scope changes.
  • Risk management.