NIE Civil Engineering Framework

Lowry Building & Civil Engineering complete vital infrastructure and utility works across various existing substations and the construction of new substations for NIE in urban and rural environments including;

  • Buildings, switch house & control rooms
  • All associated mechanical and electrical building services
  • Structures for electrical outdoor plant
  • All associated civil engineering, landscaping works, fencing, underground services & roadworks
  • Kiosk refurbishment, replacement and construction
  • Demolition services
  • Asbestos removal services
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Peat Resortoration


Lowry Building & Civil Engineering completed major peat restoration during Dungonnell CABB works for Northern Ireland Water by installing various dam types to successfully increase the hydrological effectiveness of the peat lands, restoring one of the best examples of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, re-establishing the invaluable habitat to rare, endangered species and reinstating the ability to trap and store carbon. This was also in aid of improving water quality into the Dungonnell Reservoir and requiring expensive treatment by to maintain water quality to the public supply.

The catchment area around Dungonnell Service Reservoir, located in the Garron Plateau, Co. Antrim is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Special Protected Area (SPA) and Area of Scientific Interest (ASSI) as well as a Ramsar Site (wetland of international importance).

The project was completed over two phases to avoid bird breeding season, ensuring no disturbance was caused.

We were extremely proud for this project to be named Green Champion 2019 in the Building & Construction sector at Green Apple Environment Awards in House of Commons, Westminster for improving water quality, absorbing carbon and improving wildlife habitats.

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Lisnarick WWTW

The Lisnarick Waste Water Treatment Works was built to replace an existing aeration plant which was one of the first to be added to the Northern Irish Water infrastructure in the 1960s and which had reached capacity. The complex scheme was delivered under a design and build contract and involved the installation of a new inlet screen, primary settlement tanks, 2 integrated Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC) units, flow measurement chambers, flow splitting chambers and control kiosks with all associated pipework and site works.

The new RBC units combined with flow control mechanism were installed to meet Formula ‘A’ flows within highly challenging conditions which were created by a low-lying site (two metres below road level) and which was confined with a watercourse running along the perimeter.

The operating capability of the existing works was fully maintained until the new plant was completed whereby a phased change-over was completed in liaison with NI Water. Once on line, the life cycle costs considered within our designs were realised with the provision of telemetry to provide ease of maintenance by NI Water Site Engineers following completion of the works.

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