AC Hotel Belfast
The Deluxe Group was awarded the Bespoke Joinery package for all public areas and bedrooms for the AC Hotel, Belfast, by Gilbert- Ash after a competitive tender process.
Colm Connolly of The Deluxe Group commented “The company was delighted to deliver this substantial contract. The interior design throughout the hotel is exceptional, and the hotel will be a huge success. This project was ideal for us as the majority of our projects are in London, so this time, having our factory only forty minutes away, was a luxury that our manufacturing and install teams don’t usually have. Thankfully all aspects of project went well, with no major issues. This was down to how well-organised the site was, and to the excellent coordination between the team and Gilbert-Ash. The two companies have delivered many complex interiors together in Britain”.
Other numerous prestigious projects with Gilbert-Ash include the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast, Cadogan Estate Offices, IET Savoy Place, London, and the Giants Causeway Visitor Centre.
Great demand for The Deluxe Group services has seen the overall workforce increase to some 100 people over the last three years. In anticipation of this planned increase in activity, additional management and professional resources, new technology and a state of the art bespoke joinery manufacturing facility have all been put in place.
New international projects and opportunities have meant that The Deluxe Group has also increased the workforce in its Portadown HQ. With the company having outgrown its existing facilities, a major investment has been made in a large new purpose-built facility and office’s featuring leading edge equipment.
The Deluxe Group are currently negotiating further significant bespoke joinery and visitor attraction projects within the UK, ROI, Middle East and China. These will require further investment in staff, and will bring greater funds into the Northern Ireland economy.
Colm Connolly commented “Our order book has already reached close to its target for 2018. The team have done extremely well, especially in London where we have gained an enviable reputation for delivering luxury hospitality, residential and workplace bespoke joinery contracts for well-established main contractors and developers. Currently the company is engaged in providing high end bespoke joinery for three boutique hotels in the UK along with several other projects for blue chip clients. I am also delighted to say the company is negotiating a substantial new contract in one of London’s landmark buildings. We expect to make a formal announcement on this very soon”.