McLaughlin & Harvey director Richard Cheevers (left) with Richard Carron, Head of Business Development, Workspace, inside the Seamus Heaney Homeplace Visitor Centre, Bellaghy, where WorkSpace completed an interior fit-out project.

Construction firm McLaughlin & Harvey has launched a new, dedicated, fit-out led division in response to market opportunities throughout the UK and Ireland.

WorkSpace will offer clients a range of services spanning build, fit-out, facilities management, bespoke joinery, and commercial furniture under one brand.

Richard Cheevers, Director, McLaughlin & Harvey, said: “The company has built a strong reputation for delivering large scale construction and civil engineering schemes over many years, and recently the directors felt there was a need to create a dedicated division for projects outside the scope and scale of those traditionally associated with McLaughlin & Harvey.

“WorkSpace provides a specialist option for what might be regarded as ‘smaller’ projects with a market-leading fit-out capability at its core, but also encompassing build, bespoke joinery, commercial furniture and hard facilities management services.

“McLaughlin & Harvey has a long-standing heritage stretching back to 1853. We believe WorkSpace can benefit from these undoubted assets to deliver a proposition that combines all of McLaughlin & Harvey’s traditional strengths with the freshness, energy and nimbleness of what effectively is a new enterprise aimed at enabling the company to deliver a full range of right-fit projects of all sizes.”

Richard Carron, who has been recruited as WorkSpace Head of Business Development, said: “Whilst our focus will be as a main contractor delivering build and fit-out projects, we believe there is a lot of potential for us to provide high quality integrated packages that also include bespoke joinery, commercial furniture, and aftercare.”

Referring to the thinking behind the WorkSpace name Richard Carron added: “We wanted a name that would reflect our ability to work in any space; to bring great design concepts to life – whether it’s building, stripping-out, fitting-out, or providing aftercare.”

In Ireland, McLaughlin & Harvey WorkSpace has a dedicated facilities management team based in Dublin, providing planned and reactive programmes including mechanical, electrical, refrigeration, and building fabric works. The team has carried out multiple refurbishment works on O’Connell Street, Dublin, over recent years. The WorkSpace team is currently working on a new façade for Ulster Bank, Grafton Street, Dublin.

In Northern Ireland, the division has also recently handed over an interior fit-out project at the highly acclaimed Seamus Heaney Homeplace Visitor Centre in Bellaghy, Northern Ireland.

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