Carrick firm takes charge of £3million overhaul

Carrick firm McCue Fit-Out has been appointed as the main contractor for an overhaul of four sites totalling more than £3million.

The company, best-known in recent years for its award-winning work on shops, bars and restaurants, will handle the luxury Opus Suite in London hotel The Berkeley, up-market Dublin eatery Cleaver East and Belfast’s The Albany and Harp Bar.

The deals mark a significant expansion into the fast-growing luxury hospitality sector for the firm, which employs more than 120 people at its Carrickfergus headquarters.

In the last year alone, McCue Fit-Out completed contracts with London hotels The Savoy and Claridges, with this latest success bringing the order book to more than £20 million for 2013.

Les McCracken, managing director of McCue Fit-out, said: “These contracts are among the most prestigious in Great Britain and Ireland. We were pleased to be associated with such important venues and it validates our strategy to move into a highly competitive channel.

“We’ve worked hard in recent years to expand into Great Britain, but we’ve not forgotten our roots. The hospitality sector in Ireland is enjoying a cautious resurgence of confidence and optimism.

“We’re keen to be part of that revival and have established good working relationships with all our clients. Many have been with for a long time because they trust our ability to finish to the highest standards on time and within budget.”

Earlier this month, McCue Fit-Out claimed the International Fit-Out Project of the Year title at the Irish Fit-Out Awards for its work on The Savoy.

The firm was the main contractor for the refurbishment of the venue’s art deco inspired restaurant, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill. In 2012, McCue was recognised at the same event as Contractor of the Year.


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