All posts by Paula McCloskey

Maghera company make grand entrance for Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

This week marks the official opening of the new Titanic Hotel, Liverpool. The sister development of Titanic Visitor Centre, Belfast also has a replica version of the Titanic’s grand staircase that will have visitors queuing up for photo opportunities.

Maghera based Specialist Joinery Group delivered a substantial fit out package at the £36m pound regeneration project which included the grand staircase.

Speaking about their involvement in this prestige project Specialist Joinery Group Managing Director John Bosco O’Hagan said “This unique 4* hotel will attract a global audience captivated by the Titanic story. After delivering a multi-million pound joinery package at the Titanic Visitor Centre Belfast in 2012, we are delighted to showcase our skills at the latest Titanic attraction in Liverpool.”

Titanic Hotel Liverpool

The construction of the magnificent sweeping staircase occupied a team of master craftsmen in the workshop for a staggering 3 months.  It is an exemplary piece of traditional joinery work, designed and manufactured using the latest in 3D imaging and CNC Technologies for efficiency and accuracy.

Specialist Joinery Group manufacture and install bespoke joinery and fitted furniture products.  The group have their own story of positivity and growth to share, having recently invested £3 million in enhanced manufacturing facilities.  Consistent performance, sustainable growth and a deep commitment to providing local employment place the company amongst the top performers in the UK joinery industry.  The Titanic Hotel joins a long list of successfully completed projects for similar brands like Mark Hix, Solis, Conrad, Thompson Hotels and W Hotels.

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Kingspan Stadium Completed

Last week the Ravenhill stadium was renamed Kingspan Stadium following a significant deal with Irish manufacturer- Kingspan.

John Bosco O’Hagan, the delighted Managing Director of Specialist Joinery Group, is proud of the company’s work at the new £15million Stadium. “It is a triumph for all involved,” he said. “We are intensely proud of our work at Kingspan Stadium Ravenhill, which has given us the opportunity to work with Ulster Rugby, Hamilton Architects and Gilbert-Ash.“

The Maghera-based company’s work at the prestige stadium involved the supply and installation of bars and fitted furniture to hospitality, function areas, media rooms and coaching spaces.

Kingspan Stadium Ravenhill

John, an avid rugby fan, hastened to add, “The newly installed trophy cabinet is also a Specialist Joinery Group product. We trust that Ulster Rugby will take immense pride in filling it with silverware from many victories over the coming seasons.”

Photographs courtesy of Gordon McAvoy

Glazing Solutions for Contract Interiors

“Always thinking strategically, our approach to project delivery continues to evolve in line with our Client’s needs,” said Group Managing Director- John Bosco O’Hagan when speaking about the launch of Specialist Joinery Group’s new Contract Glazing Division.  The Mid Ulster based firm have strengthened their joinery manufacturing capability with the addition of a glass division.

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Product range includes;

Designer glass writing boards and magnetic notice boards, Reception counters, Back painted glass paneling, Screens and privacy glass, Glass Splash backs, Mirrors, Bullet proof glazing etc

Project types;

Education, Health, Luxury Residential, Commercial and Office Interiors, Laboratories and Washrooms

Group Managing Director - John Bosco O'Hagan

“Our ability to deliver this key specialist sub contract package offers a more streamline approach to project delivery and ultimately keeps this package within Specialist Joinery Group’s control. The benefit from the Client perspective is total confidence that works will be completed on time and to the highest quality” – John Bosco O’Hagan.


Fitzroy Place Project Secured

Specialist Joinery Group have secured a significant sub contract package at the Fitzroy Place development.  The prestigious scheme in the heart of Westminster is a unique collection of luxury homes.  Our delivery team is being led by Contracts Director Sean O’Hagan, who manages a team of Project Managers, Site Managers and Design Technicians solely concentrated on this project.

Prestigious Scheme - Fitzroy Place London

Prestigious Scheme – Fitzroy Place London


Derry GAA Fan Competition


Dear Fans,

We were overwhelmed by the number of entries to our Derry GAA Fan Competition- #DoireFan . Thank you for taking time to participate.

John Bosco O’Hagan and the entire team at Specialist Joinery Group would like to take this opportunity to wish the team every success in this weekend’s match against Mayo in Croke Park.

Due to the number of entries, we have decided to award shirts to two dedicated #DoireFans .  The winning photographs are posted below.

This will not be the last opportunity to win a 2014 Derry Jersey featuring the “Specialist Joinery Group” brand. Future competitions will be announced via Twitter @SpJoineryGp and @DoireGAA and .

The 2014 shirt has been without doubt the most popular Derry jersey since the iconic one of 1993. We trust that it will bring Derry equal success.

Thank you.

Paula McCloskey, Group Marketing Director, Specialist Joinery Group

Winners announced:

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Doire Fan