Events space at Dungannon’s Hill of the O’Neill gains top award

New events space at the Hill of the O'Neill Dungannon
New events space at the Hill of the O'Neill Dungannon

GM Design Associates Ltd of Coleraine has been named Winner of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) 2016 Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology, for the new events space situated on the Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House, Dungannon, in the recent CIAT Awards at a glittering ceremony held at the end of last year.

The new outdoor event space, conference facilities and viewing tower were constructed as part of the project funded through the European Peace III Shared Spaces Programme, which was delivered by Mid Ulster District Council and STEP.

The project comprised a number of major elements including construction of the new events space at the Hill of the O’Neill and civil engineering works to provide a linear path around Dungannon.

The works were undertaken in a joint venture approach, with MSM Contracts delivering the events space project and locally based A G Wilson Civil Engineering undertaking the linear path and associated works.

Designed by Coleraine-based architects, G M Design Associates, the project also involved major redevelopment works to refurbish and extend single-storey council-owned garages into an indoor and outdoor events space with a viewing tower that has a commanding 360° view of the surrounding area.

On completion of the nine month construction project, Mid Ulster District Council are able to host a wide range of public events, weddings, conferences and exhibitions.