Daisy Lodge, Shimna Valley, Newcastle

Project: Daisy Lodge, Shimna Valley, Newcastle

Client: Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children

Construction Value: £3 million

Our Role: Full Building Services Design


This new facility offering short break accommodation for families and children affected by childhood cancer, the first of it’s kind in Europe, is capable of offering accommodation for 500 families a year.  The mountain lodge style facility includes six double family rooms, a well being centre complete with four therapy suites, a range of age appropriate play areas, a games room, communal lounge areas, a large open dining space and an outdoor play area.

Design Features :

1. Comprehensive BMS providing sub-zones within the building to maximise energy conservation

2. Solar Hot Water Panels

3. Windcatcher Ventilation System

4. Heat Recovery Ventilation System

The scheme was completed 2 months ahead of the original schedule.

Completion Date: February 2014


Construction Excellence Awards 2014 – Social/Community Construction Award

Green Apple Environmental Sustainability Best Practice Award 2014