Targeted at business travellers from across the UK and Ireland, it represents a £4 million investment by the Northern Ireland’s largest hospitality group, Beannchor, whose hotel portfolio includes the five-star Merchant Hotel and the four-star Bullitt Hotel both in Belfast.
The Haslem Hotel occupies around 30,000 sq ft of the Lisburn Square scheme, built on the site of the former Argos store and its adjoining first-floor space. The hotel, which is aiming for four-star status, boasts three bedroom sizes all with super-fast broadband, 55-inch TV and bespoke lighting throughout,
Beannchor says the development “epitomises urban style” which features a conference room, residents’ gym and an underground car park as well as a lobby bar and restaurant.
The bespoke interior fit-out and refurbishment contractor, Konstruct Interiors, looked to AG Electrical to carry out the full electrical package. This included General & Emergency Lighting, Fire & Security Systems, Audio Visual Installation, Structured Cabling and every other electrical requirement that the project demanded.
Well known for their work in the hospitality industry, AG Electrical has worked on numerous projects previously with Konstruct Interiors.
‘We work well as a team with Konstruct Interiors,” says Adam Gilmore, Managing Director at AG Electrical. “They’re very professional and efficient to work with. As a client, this is another successful project that we’ve completed with them. What sets AG Electrical apart from our competition is the lengths we go to in order to listen and understand our client’s needs. When the client, architect or designer shares their design vision of where they want to go with the project we dive into the nuts and bolts of it to get a lighting design feel. For example, if the project is following an art deco theme we’ll come up with various ideas that give a bespoke spec to the lighting, specifically designed to complement the overall design.”
For the Haslem Hotel, AG Electrical designed an impressive architectural lighting installation with the majority of products procured from local lighting supplier, Lightsource. Standout pieces were tailor-made and shipped in from Italy.
“We used a Lutron dimming system throughout the property to help create the right lighting ambience for the different hotel areas,” says Adam. “The hotel interior style is young and fresh, and the lighting reflects that.
“Absolute Technologies provided the AV system for us throughout the ground floor bar, restaurant, reception and toilet areas. They delivered top-class sound quality while adhering to restrictions on noise levels in the various parts of the hotel.”
Adam described the project as extremely satisfying – the only difficulty faced was the delay due to the Covid-19 lockdown. However, AG Electrical has now moved on to the next development phase at Lisburn Square. “We’ve just started refurbishment works at the serviced apartments which are attached to the hotel.”
With their personal touch and proactive management, AG Electrical ensures that projects are always well-organised, well run, of great quality and are consistently delivered on time and on budget.
“We’re extremely competent and professional in what we do, which gives our clients confidence in our ability to deliver great work on time. That’s why we attract so much repeat business from top-class clients,” Adam says.
Main Contractor: Konstruct Interiors
Architect: Place Lab
Electrical Contractor: AG Electrical
Kew Electrical is well known throughout the industry for its timely deliveries, ensuring projects on site aren’t subject to delays or disruptions. For a project like Haslem Hotel, the wholesaler was the perfect choice when it came to the supply of high quality, durable electrical products that would stand the test of time.
Commenting, David Adgey, Kew Electrical’s General Manager said, “As with every project we work on, we were keen to ensure the construction process ran smoothly and wasn’t hampered by slow deliveries. We kept in regular contact with the main contractor, who kept us informed of their requirements.”
Haslem Hotel is another worthy addition to Kew Electrical’s impressive portfolio. “We’re delighted to have played a role in the delivery of this important project and we look forward to working with the design teams again in the future.”
Digital Fire & Security Ltd
Digital Fire & Security Ltd supplied the complete Fire Alarm, Disabled Refuge and CCTV Systems for the new Haslem Hotel, a boutique Hotel situated in Lisburn Square.
As a leading supplier of Fire Detection, Security Systems and associated products in Northern Ireland, the company is expertly qualified to meet the needs of projects of this size.
The Fire Alarm System commissioned by Digital Fire & Security Ltd incorporated an Open Protocol Protec 6500 Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel to monitor and control approximately 200 addressable devices throughout the building. This was complemented by a Disabled Refuge and Disabled Alarm System, in addition to a complete HD IP Network CCTV System.
As an independently and locally owned company with over 20 years’ experience, Digital Fire & Security Ltd has built a strong reputation for excellence and reliability, which is reflected in the high levels of repeat business and work gained through referrals.
The company’s services cover both new build and upgrade projects in the residential, industrial and commercial sectors and in addition to installation, Digital Fire & Security’s annual maintenance cover all installations; ensuring regular inspections to combat faults; and taking preventative measures to protect life and property.
Digital Fire & Security Ltd are a NSI Gold registered company for the design, supply, installation and testing of PSNI approved monitored Fire Alarm and Intruder Alarm Systems, Access Control, IP, HD and Analogue CCTV Systems, Audio and Video Intercoms, Nurse Call and Public Address Systems.
Wesley Patterson, Managing Director at Digital Fire & Security Ltd, was full of praise for the teamwork on display at the hotel, adding, “The Haslem Hotel project is the latest in a long line of projects we’ve completed with AG Electrical, including the four-star Bullitt Hotel in Belfast. We’re looking forward to completing many more with them.”