BM Steel Fabrications has quality off to a ‘tee’ at new Islay hotel
Newry company BM Steel Fabrications has just completed a successful hotel project for Corramore Construction in Scotland. The prestigious Machrie Hotel & golf links are located on the island of Islay in Western Scotland. The hotel was bought over several years ago by a former BBC chairman and his wife, Gavyn Davies and Baroness Sue Nye. Machrie golf course was designed 120 years ago and is considered one of the best links courses in the world.
Corramore Construction was appointed to completely rebuild the hotel. The new 47-room hotel includes a bar/restaurant; a private 30-seater cinema; function room; two treatment rooms; a sauna and a gym. The open courtyard in the middle of the complex can be covered to create a large function area to be used for special events.
BM Steel Fabrications supplied the architectural steel for the interiors of the hotel. The project began in October 2017 and finished in June 2018. The company manufactured, shipped and installed 8 mild steel staircases for the hotel interiors. The company also supplied & installed steel for external glass balconies.
Given the location of the hotel on the island of Islay, special attention had to be given to planning the logistics of deliveries, to make sure that all components arrived on site, on time. All tools also had to be shipped along with the staircases and balconies. Geographically, Islay is quite close to the Northern Ireland coast, however, logistically the journey to take the components by road and ship, is a relatively long one. All the components went by lorry on the ferry to Cairnryan. From there it was a 5-hour journey by road to the small port of Kennacraig in Northern Scotland and from there by boat to Islay. Attention to detail and rigorous quality procedures were therefore vitally important to make sure that all components left the factory in perfect condition, ready to be installed on site.
Mike Mathers, Managing Director of BM Steel commented “We were very pleased to be appointed by Corramore to supply this prestigious project in Islay. The hotel sits against a backdrop of Machrie golf course which is recognised as being one of the top golf links in the world. The hotel will therefore attract a global audience of golf aficionados. It was obviously very important that all of our craftsmanship be of the highest standard for this showcase project and that each component we supplied arrived in perfect condition, ready to be installed on site. Scheduling, manufacturing, shipping and installing all had to be accurately planned, especially given the location of the site”.
The new Machrie Hotel will be operated under the Campbell Grey portfolio of hotels and is now open for business.
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