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The McLaughlin Brothers at the award ceremony: John Jnr, Paul, Joe and Daniel John McLaughlin Jnr collects the prize on behalf of JFM Construction Ltd Winning Certificate
JFM Construction win CEF 2012 Construction Award
15th November 2012
Local firm, JFM Construction, recently won the highly prestigious "CEF Construction Excellence Award 2012” in the Health Infrastructure category for the recently completed Rose Martha Care Home. The award was announced recently at a Gala Evening in the Culloden Hotel, Belfast.
 
The project, on which JFM Construction was main contractor, consisted of the redevelopment of waste ground into the construction of a new 106 Bedroom Nursing Home in Westbourne Avenue, Ballymena for Runwood Homes Plc and a small Private Housing Development.
 
The project with a value of nearly £6 million and over 37,500sqft in size was completed in 20 months, 6 months ahead of schedule, in a phased completion and within budget.
 
The project was finished in two sections with the first completed section being inspected and assessed by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority. Once certification was achieved, careful planning and implementation was required to coordinate the works, as the first section was now fully operational.
 
Careful planning and project management ensured that the project was completed within the timescale and budget, while ensuring the health and safety of the people working on site and residents and staff of the care home.
 
The Project Manager was Neil Scullin, who has been employed by JFM Construction for over 25 years. Joe McLaughlin, Director, stated "We are very pleased to win this highly prestigious award and great credit must be given to all those involved. The team constructed this development to a very high standard, utilising simple design & material choices to achieve a high satisfaction from the Client, Residents and Public end users; whilst striving to be as environmentally friendly as possible”
 
JFM Construction is a local firm that has been associated with the Construction Industry for over 40 years. The family owned Company takes great pride in the Quality of work and service provided. The company was formally known as J F McLaughlin & Sons when its founder Sean McLaughlin established it in 1968. The company has also been registered with the NHBC since 1971, and carries a top A1 rating.
 
Joe McLaughlin also stated "We have considerable experience in refurbishment and constructing New Care Homes to a cost-effective model and in providing a cost-effective build & specification through working in partnership with local sub contractors that meet all relevant standards”.
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