Built in Northern Ireland, shipped to Shetland – a unique hotel

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I’ve been to Shetland.

It was cold.

Not cold in the way you might be thinking; a sort of “woolly jumper and I’ll be fine” kind of cold.

Oh no. I mean a heart-stoppingly, bone-bitingly, brutal kind of cold.

And it was the withering prospect of facing the bared teeth of that weather that set the boffins at McAleer and Rushe rushing to their drawing boards last year.

They knew a unique approach was needed when they were asked to tender for a new hotel which, while still in the UK, would be closer to the Arctic Circle than it would be to Manchester.

The result? Well, it is one quite incredible project…. To read the full article please click the following link: Built in Northern Ireland, shipped to Shetland – a unique hotel

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Article By Gordon Adair on 4 March 2013