Innovative pods secure £1.8m international contract for McAvoy Group

One of Northern Ireland’s leading specialists in modern methods of construction, McAvoy Group, has recently completed two contracts worth £1.8M for international hotel chain Hampton by Hilton.

Tyrone-based McAvoy Group was awarded the contracts to manufacture and supply bathroom pods to two new Hampton by Hilton Hotels in Britain. The deal was brokered following a successful partnership between McAvoy Group with the main contractor Tyrone-based McAleer & Rushe which supported the Coalisland company’s bid to gain approved supplier status with Hilton.

The installation of 192 state-of-the-art bathroom pods, which were designed and produced at McAvoy Group facility in Lisburn, has just been completed at Hampton by Hilton Gatwick Airport.

Meanwhile, production of 297 pods for Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo were completed in August.

Orla Corr OBE, Business Development Director, McAvoy Group, commented: “We met with Hampton by Hilton representatives at our headquarters last year where we presented to them a prototype pod that we had made in response to their brief. We’re delighted to have won this prestigious piece of business with Hampton by Hilton which involves the production of almost 500 bathroom pods for two hotels in key London locations.

“Our bespoke manufacturing processes enable us to design and manufacture a lightweight steel frame POD to any size and shape. This has proved to be an extremely successful invention by our dedicated and talented team; becoming one of the fastest-growing areas of our business.”

London Waterloo is the first Hampton by Hilton Hotel to be built in central London and is the largest outside of the USA. McAvoy Group has supplied 297 custom-made bathroom pods to this particular hotel which will open this month (November 2013).

Orla concludes: “We also handled the internal fit-outs of the bathroom pods which includes all fixtures, fittings and equipment in our factories using production line techniques by skilled technicians. Our Think Smart, Build Smart solutions combine the benefits of off-site and on-site construction. Our off site construction methods are much quicker than traditional construction and once we go on site our PODS can be on-site and installed very quickly and with minimum disruption.

“Hampton by Hilton hotels seamlessly combines the global power of Hilton Worldwide with Hampton’s leadership in the popular value arena. We are extremely excited to be working with a brand that offers outstanding service and amenities at great value for money.”