Daisy Lodge In Newcastle Edges Towards Completion

THE building of Daisy Lodge is progressing ahead of schedule and in two month’s time it should be completed.

If all goes to plan, the Newcastle facility which will provide free therapeutic short breaks for  up to 500 families a year who are affected by cancer, will be ready an impressive two months ahead of schedule. Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children will be able to welcome the first families through the doors in late March.

[caption id="attachment_44959" align="alignleft" width="390"]Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, looking on to the Mountains of Mourne, is nearing completion. Daisy Lodge in Newcastle, looking on to the Mountains of Mourne, is nearing completion.[/caption]  

Since the last update for the half-way point,  the building work has come on in leaps and bounds.

The external of the building- brickwork, stonework, roof, cladding, doors and windows- are all complete. Inside of the building has been plastered and we are at the fitting out and finishes stage of the project with second fix mechanical and electrical works, tiling, joinery  all in progress.

Much to Chief Executive Gillian Creevy’s delight, some of the built-in bedroom furniture is already in place.

NICFC CEO Gillian Creevy said: “I am absolutely delighted at how well building work has progressed. The official handover of Daisy Lodge to NICFC is January 27 – it will be the ultimate late Christmas present.

“We aim to invite the first families to stay in Daisy Lodge from late March – how exciting! I would just like to thank everyone who is involved with this wonderful project for making it all possible,” she said.

Check out the pictures in the Daisy Lodge photo album and on our Facebook page to see how work is progressing.