University of Ulster - Constructing Excelence

Mascott Construction

Metropolitan Arts Centre - Belfast

2012 Construction Commitment Category:

Health & Safety
The MAC 

Case Study:
The Auditorium Deck - Click Here to View
Health & Safety on the MAC Site -
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Latest News:
Health & Safety Update
2. Resident News Letter, March 2011

Project Summary:

Construction Start:  11 December 2009
Construction Finish:  11 November 2011
Total Project Value: £17 Million
Construction Value: £12.92 Million

The £17million Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) is in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast.  The building is 6-storeys high with a floor area of 5500 sq.m and is made up of two brick blocks joined by a lantern shaped tower which is 32m high.  The MAC includes two performance spaces (350 seat and 120 seat respectively), three major visual art galleries, a dance studio, education rooms, workshop and rehearsal spaces, offices for resident arts groups as well as a resident artist, cool cafe and bar.   

What are the innovations being demonstrated?
  • Incentive scheme for site operatives and staff for every 50,000 man-hours worked with no lost time accidents/incidents.
  • Implementation of an occupational health seminar programme for all site operatives.
  • Weekly Subcontractor Safety Meetings.
  • Fortnightly Toolbox Talks using the speech-bubble interactive bi-lingual safety talks.
  • Weekly Internal Safety Audits issued to the client.
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