Kane Engineering Ltd – Powering Belfast’s new landscape

From the iconic Titanic Belfast to The Waterfront Hall, and George Best Belfast City Airport, a ‘Kane panel’ sits at the electrical heart of literally hundreds of buildings across Greater Belfast, and many thousands more installations throughout the UK and Ireland.

Kane Engineering now has several new projects on the books for 2017/18 to add to that extensive landscape:

Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
– Kane is supplying the main LV switchgear for Hasting’s new flagship hotel currently under construction in Bedford Street. Michael Nugent Ltd selected Kane for this scheme, knowing that the company’s expert team could meet all the challenges of working within the constraints of a tight build programme, which will see the hotel open in summer 2018. Kane worked closely with the contractor to design a compact double-sided main LV panel to suit a limited space within the existing switchroom limits, and which takes into account a large number of external cables having to terminate into the front face of the panel at high level.

Ulster University new campus, York Street
– Kane Engineering secured this project from Dublin-based Mercury Engineering, and although the building work has been somewhat delayed at ground-works stage, the first of the LV switchboards for the project (Block BD) is now going into production in Kane’s extended Newtownards factory. Numerous LV panels for the larger ‘Block BC’ are scheduled to be built in early to mid-2018, as this stunning development transforms Belfast’s city-scape. With the University due to occupy its new facility in October 2019, there will also be an influx of new students coming to live in Belfast. A new 10 storey Student Accommodation block, across the road from the new campus on Great Patrick Street, will provide 474 self-contained student flats, and Kane Engineering has been chosen by Irwin M&E to supply the main LV switchgear for this project also.

City Quays
– Another area undergoing major transformation is the City Quays development, and Kane supplied all the switchgear to City Quays II, a grade ‘A’, 95,000 square foot office block, spread over nine floors. As well as supplying all the main and sub LV distribution and rising busbar to Belfast M&E contractor, Harvey Group, for the initial fit-out, Kane Engineering has also been awarded subsequent switchgear contracts for individual tenants, notably ITV Studios, who are taking two floors in the building, and Radio station U105, who will occupy a single floor.

For further information on specifying a Kane panel for the heart of your building, contact Kane Engineering on:

(NI/RoI) 0044 (0)28 9181 4465