The Contract is for the refurbishment of former
Lightkeepers’ dwellings at St. John’s Point lighthouse, Co.
Down, Blackhead lighthouse, Co. Antrim and for
improvements to existing visitor facilities at Rathlin West
lighthouse, Rathlin Island.
• The works at St Johns and Blackhead include
refurbishment of listed dwellings formerly used as
lightkeepers dwellings and the refurbishment of external
storage/other buildings to provide visitors facilities. Works
in Rathlin Island include refurbishment of the lighthouse,
creation of and refurbishment of external viewing platforms
and the extension of the existing visitors facilities.
• The works are to be carried out between May
2014 and May 2015. Works on Rathlin Island will be further
restricted in timescale, as appropriate, to minimise impact
on the local flora and fauna and in particular impact on the
bird nesting season.
• The project is to be delivered in a sustainable
format minimising the impact on the local area, access to
all sites is limited and impacts on sensitive environmentally
protected landscapes (The Rathlin Island site is in an Area
of Special Scientific Interest ASSI).
• The existing buildings are listed or are of
significant Architectural merit, all the sites are located on
exposed coastal locations and subject to extremes of
weather conditions maintaining high build quality is critical
to the long term building sustainability
• The project is to be delivered using the NEC3