Established in 1967, the McAleer & Rushe Group is a leading Irish property development and investment company with expertise in the construction of design and build projects.
Based in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, the company is a specialist in high density mixed-use schemes with projects located across the UK, including: London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Sheffield, Nottingham, Derby, Belfast and Dublin.
Over the past decade, McAleer & Rushe has completed over 40 hotel projects and has provided approximately 10,000 bedrooms for the UK and Irish leisure sectors. During this time, the company has built an enviable reputation for delivering high quality projects both on time and within budget. In addition, McAleer & Rushe also undertakes work for housing schemes and office developments.
Projects within the McAleer & Rushe portfolio include Aloft London Excel, Premier Inn Stanstead Airport and W London Leicester Square, in addition to a development for Accor Hotel Group and a Premier Inn at London Gatwick Airport. The £30 million London Gatwick Airport project comprised the construction of a 250,000 ft² hotel, approximately 20,000ft² of private office space and a 400 space multi-storey car park (MSCP). The 13-storey Premier Inn was built for Arora Hotels and was constructed at the North Terminal of London’s busy Gatwick Airport.
In February 2014, McAleer & Rushe announced that Endurance Land had appointed the group to construct a 189-bedroom ‘hub by Premier Inn’, a new type of city centre hotel where smart technology meets stylish design. Situated in the heart of the city, the urban hotels are compact and include state-of-the-art technology.
Situated in the Fournier Street and Brick Lane Conservation Area, the new hotel has been expertly designed to sit comfortably within its surroundings, ensuring that it continues to maintain the unique history of the area. This project marks the second time that McAleer & Rushe has been appointed to deliver a hub by Premier Inn, following their involvement with a 163-bedroom hotel on St Martin’s Lane, London.
The St Martin’s Lane project – which reached completion in July 2014 – involves the conversion and extension of an eight floor commercial office and retail site. The building includes a basement, ground floor and seven upper floors along with the 163 bedrooms, with associated front and back of house facilities.
McAleer & Rushe’s involvement on the ‘hub by Premier Inn’ projects joins another high profile project, a 306-bedroom hotel for the Dominvs Hospitality. The project was officially announced in January 2014 after Manchester City Council gave the scheme the go-ahead and will be constructed on Aytoun Street in the city centre.
McAleer & Rushe is working with Urban Innovations on the 165,000 sq ft scheme, creating a fantastic new four-star hotel, comprised bedrooms, a bar, restaurant, gym and extensive conference and banqueting facilities.
Throughout all of its work, McAleer & Rushe delivers high quality developments which demonstrate its commitment to working with a ‘can do’ attitude. The group’s experience as a developer/contractor differentiates it from the crowd and all work aims to be delivered on time and within budget.
The group has won numerous awards, including the British Safety Council Merit Award, the MIPIM Award for Best UK Project (W Hotel), and British Land’s 2013 Award for Exceptional Site Management for its work on the 10 Portman Square project.
For more information about McAleer & Rushe please visit: www.mcaleer-rushe.co.uk.