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Konstruct Interiors win £4m contract for Haslem Hotel in Lisburn

From left, Martin Kernan, director, Konstruct Interiors, with John Ferris, entrepreneur development manager, Ulster Bank.

Fit-out company Konstruct Interiors has been awarded a £4m contact to undertake works at a new 4* hotel in Lisburn.

The company specialises in delivering bespoke, fit-out projects for high-end residential, corporate workplace, retail and hospitality outlets across the UK and Ireland and was awarded the contract for the new Haslem Hotel in Lisburn after completing work at a number of 5* properties in Kensington and Mayfair.

Konstruct Interiors, which is currently enrolled in the Ulster Bank Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, will be responsible for the conversion, refurbishment and fit out of The Haslem Hotel, Lisburn’s first city centre hotel which will be operated by leading hoteliers, The Beannchor Group.

A unique approach to project procurement and client relationships and full integration of the latest technologies has helped catapult Konstruct Interiors to success very quickly in what can be perceived as a somewhat traditional industry.

Boutique hotel Haslem will be the first project in the hotelier sector in Northern Ireland undertaken by Konstruct Interiors to date and the company expects this high-spec addition to its portfolio will generate more opportunities for work within the local hospitality industry.

“We joined the bank’s Accelerator programme in March 2019 and while we weren’t a traditional start-up business, we knew we needed help accelerate the growth of Konstruct Interiors,” said Martin Kernan, MD and financial director for the group. “Over the last six months, we have received invaluable mentorship and been introduced to key players within the industry who have helped us to win lucrative contracts.

“Being part of the Accelerator, surrounded by so many other entrepreneurs and with the support from the programme mentors it has definitely helped us develop our business structures. We are a young, driven company with a solid business acumen and the means to recruit the best people to our team.”

John Ferris, entrepreneur development manager, Ulster Bank, said: “Quite often business owners focus on getting an idea off the ground but don’t always plan how they can sustain or scale their operations further down the line. Konstruct Interiors has utilised their time with the Accelerator programme to put solid growth trajectories in place and I’m delighted to see they have been appointed to deliver the fit-out for this hotly-anticipated hotel.”

Nicky McCollum, development director at Lisburn Square, owner of the new hotel, said he expects the hotel will be finished to an exceptionally high standard and deliver an exciting new venue for the city of Lisburn.

“Haslem Hotel has always been about creating a bespoke, urban style so it was very much a design-led project,” said McCollum. “From the outset, it was clear that Konstruct Interiors understood our vision for the hotel and we are confident that they will bring style and flair to the project.”

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