JOB: Construction of The MAC in St. Anne’s Square
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Bowen Mascott JV
CONCRETE SUPPLIER: Roadmix
The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) is situated in St. Anne’s Square in Belfast and serves as Northern Ireland’s flagship home for contemporary art.
Construction of the six-storey high building began in November 2009.
The MAC comprises two theatres, three art galleries, a rehearsal space, a dance studio, three education and workshop rooms, four offices for resident art groups, a café and bar, an artist-in-residence studio and one permanent artwork.
Larsen supplied two products from their high performance Streetscape range: GPM and FJM. These products assisted with the external stone paving.
Larsen’s Chemcrete MP550 was added to the concrete supplied by Roadmix to form the columns and beams. Chemcrete MR1 and ME2 were used in the bricklaying mortar for the brick walls.
The MAC opened its doors on 19th April 2012 after ten years of planning.