RLC Global Point
RLC Engineering Group is a world class provider of components & services to the Aerospace industry. They have just completed a purpose built precision engineering facility at Global Point Business Park, Newtownabbey. This site is the first to be developed in the Business Park and showcases RLC’s progressive nature in meeting head on the challenges in a fast a competitive market.
Designed by Tate Stevenson Architects the building boasts a large uninterrupted production space (86 metres wide and 105 metres long) and 1000 sq metres of Offices and associated ancillary uses. The building is designed to reflect the progressive nature of the company with flexibility and long term investment being of paramount consideration.
As the site is one of the most prominent within Global Point, an expressive entrance canopy was constructed that took inspiration from the eventual end use of the building (producing aerospace components). This canopy and feature flue also serves as a beacon to the surrounding area, and will provide a stage to the remaining other sites.
Front of house is accessed under this canopy which leads into a large double height reception area where the company’s desire in producing high quality components can be further cemented in their commissioned stainless steel water feature created by Tim Monroe. From here, one can access all areas of the building including extensive staff locker rooms, staff canteen, meeting rooms and an open plan office on the first floor.
The building extends to 10,000m² with associated site works and hardstanding, and can further boast of two separate vehicular accesses- staff and visitor vehicles are separate from goods in and out vehicles.
The building was constructed in nine months.