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September 2017
15
September

An exhibition of new work by Duncan Ross and Frédéric Huska

September 15 @ 10:00 - October 31 @ 16:00
PLACE, 7 - 9 Lower Garfield Street
Belfast, Antrim BT1 1FP United Kingdom

This show is part of a series of exhibitions that reconfigure two distinct bodies of work by artists Frédéric Huska and Duncan Ross into new possible dialogues, seeking to explore the contingent and elusive connections between drawing, photography and writing. Although developed independently, both practices intersect each other by revolving around the theme of the city as a vehicle for connecting the unconscious realms of dreams, fantasies, fear and impulses. This installation opens up both practices to unexpected connections that…

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October 2017
27
October

The former Blood Transfusion Building

October 27 @ 10:00 - 11:00
The former Blood Transfusion Building, 89 Durham Street
Belfast, BT12 4GB United Kingdom

Work is well underway on the redevelopment of the former Blood Transfusion Building in Durham Street in Belfast to create 23 much needed new homes for people on the housing waiting list.The project by Clanmil Housing Group will see the Grade B2 listed building sympathetically restored, renovated and extended to provide apartments for active older people with new family housing to the rear. The landmark building was designed for the Belfast Corporation by Young & Mackenzie, who were responsible for…

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27
October

Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office

October 27 @ 10:00 - 11:00
Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office, Corporation Square
Belfast, BT1 3AL United Kingdom

For more than 150 years, the Harbour Office has been the headquarters of the Belfast Harbour Commissioners, the body charged with the operation, maintenance and development of Belfast Harbour. The first section of the building, designed by the Commissioners' engineer George Smith and erected at a cost of some £8,000, was opened in 1854. A subsequent extension, by the celebrated Belfast architect William Henry Lynn, was completed in 1895 at a cost of £14,349. The architectural style reflects that of…

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27
October

NEWStudios

October 27 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Fountainville Rooms, 13 Fountainville Avenue
Belfast, BT9 6AN United Kingdom

Originally built in 1884 to house the Fountainville National School, this building remained in use until 1940. Significantly altered in 1966, with the removal of original details such as its net-gothic arched windows the building continued life as a scout Hall and later a Snooker Hall until closing 1992. Salvaging this derelict building, local architect Robert Jamison set up a temporary studio establishing ’N.E.W.Studios’. However with ambitions to create a creative workshop environment N.E.W.Studios is proposing to replace the existing…

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27
October

Carnegie Library

October 27 @ 10:00 - 10:45
Carnegie Library, 46 Oldpark Rd
Belfast, Antrim BT14 6FR United Kingdom

Scots-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie gifted 2500 libraries across the English-speaking world, a hundred on the island of Ireland and three in Belfast. Through a conservation-led restoration, Carnegie Oldpark is due to be restored to combined community and commercial use, as a home for local small businesses and a focus for community activity.
Come along on this special tour where you will be able to view all the rooms of the library, with original features retained (although some are well-hidden!).

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27
October

Train Maintenance Facility and Translink Training Academy

October 27 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Translink Adelaide Depot, Falcon Road
Belfast, BT12 6PU United Kingdom

This is a joint tour covering both the Translink Maintenance Facility and the Training Academy.Train Maintenance Facility The Maintenance Facility officially opened in December 2012 to accommodate a new fleet of trains arriving into Belfast as the train cleaning and maintenance facilities based at York Road and Fortwilliam were operating close to full capacity. It is used to undertake both heavy and light maintenance of the Class 4000 fleet and also cleaning of all trains which stable on the site…

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27
October

Ormeau Baths

October 27 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Ormeau Baths, 18 Ormeau Ave
Belfast, BT2 8HS United Kingdom

The founders of the Ormeau Baths co-workspace have created an entrepreneurial hub in the former bath house and gallery that will help the best and brightest indigenous tech start-ups access new markets, networks, funding and hands on expertise to provide them the opportunity to scale their businesses outside of Northern Ireland into international markets. The building itself allows for those businesses to work and connect, in a modern flexible way and relies on the creation of community - which coming…

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27
October

MMAS

October 27 @ 10:00 - 16:00
MMAS, Second Floor New Mill, Conway Mill, 5-7 Conway Street
Belfast, Antrim BT13 2DE United Kingdom

MMAS is an architecture practice founded by Garreth McMahon and Fearghal Murray. We are based in Belfast and have ongoing projects throughout Ireland ranging from domestic extensions and bespoke houses to larger commercial buildings, housing developments, community buildings and urban studies. Client and community focused, we aspire to make buildings, spaces and places that are contextually sensitive and socially conscious. We have a particular interest in the emotional, nostalgic and experiential aspects of space and materials. Our process involves a…

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27
October

Belfast Central Library

October 27 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Belfast Central Library, 126 Royal Avenue
Belfast, BT1 1EA United Kingdom

This Grade ‘A’ listed library is one of the few remaining historical buildings in Belfast still used for its original purpose.
Expansion of the original site over 128 years means that a large part of the building is not usually accessible, so this tour provides an opportunity to get an exclusive look behind the scenes of this Libraries NI landmark to see the hidden treasures.

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27
October

Girdwood Hub

October 27 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Girdwood Hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue
Belfast, BT14 6EG United Kingdom

The building is designed by Michael Whitley Architects with Paul Griffith and Rebekah Milliken as team leads. The overall site previously behind the barracks security fence is 13.6 acres. The tender was secured by the architects in 2012 with Belfast City Council as client. The council did significant work to compose a community vision.The building, with an area of 48,000 sq ft., consists of two principle long forms and the atrium reception is cranked at an angle to accommodate entry.…

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27
October

Royal Society of Ulster Architects

October 27 @ 11:00 - 15:00
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until October 28, 2017

Royal Society of Ulster Architects, 2 Mount Charles
Belfast, BT7 1NZ United Kingdom

The RSUA is the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland, located within the Queen's Conservation Area. Their headquarters building was originally designed by Thomas Jackson in 1842 but following bomb damage in the 1970s was refurbished by McKinstry & Brown in the 1980s. The building was again refurbished in 2006 and a modern entrance foyer was added by Hackett + Hall Architects. The redevelopment provided new facilities such as a bookshop and exhibition space, and created a welcoming…

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27
October

The former St Malachy’s Convent of Mercy

October 27 @ 12:00 - 13:00
The former St Malachy’s Convent of Mercy, Sussex Place
Belfast, BT2 8LN United Kingdom

This building in the Linen Quarter was completed in 1880, but in recent times fell into a poor state of repair. After being used as a school and a Presbytery for St Malachy's, it was completely abandoned in the 1980s and has survived the loss of many historical internal features. The aim of the current development is to restore the building to its rightful state and convert it into 12 apartments for private rental. This will ensure the long term…

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27
October

Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works

October 27 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works, 115-121 Duncrue Street
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast Wastewater Treatment Works sits on the North Side of the Herdman Channel in the docks area of Belfast.The current Activated sludge plant was completed in 1999 and serves a Population Equivalent (PE) of circa 400,000. This tour, led by Peter Neeson Belfast WwTW site Manager, and Mark Consiglia East Area Manager will begin with an overview of the site after which you will be guided around the various stages of the treatment process finishing with a visit to the…

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27
October

Connswater Community Greenway/East Belfast Flood Alleviation Scheme: Phase 2

October 27 @ 13:00 - 14:30
EastSide Visitor Centre, C.S. Lewis Square 402 Newtownards Road
Belfast, BT4 1HH United Kingdom

Connswater Community Greenway is a visionary urban regeneration project that is transforming East Belfast by combining improved flood protection with the creation of public spaces and pedestrian/ cycle routes that connect communities. One of the most visible features of Connswater Community Greenway is a new 9km linear park linking existing green and open spaces and allowing residents to travel across the city easily via car-free corridors. Another high-profile element is a new civic square, named after former East Belfast resident…

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27
October

Titanic Hotel Belfast & Drawing Offices

October 27 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Titanic Hotel Belfast & Drawing Offices, 2 Queens Rd
Belfast, BT3 9DT United Kingdom

Join Titanic Foundation for a guided tour of the newly opened Titanic Hotel Belfast.
The tour will focus on the heritage spaces within the former Harland & Wolff Headquarters Building and Drawing Offices, the most significant and oldest structure remaining of Belfast's shipbuilding industry on Queen's Island.
Dating from 1889 many of the original features in the B+ Listed building have been retained and restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Programmed in partnership with Titanic Foundation

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27
October

Former Synagogue

October 27 @ 14:00 - 14:45
Former Synagogue, Annesley Street
Belfast, BT15 2AA United Kingdom

The former Synagogue at Annesley Street closed in 1965 when the Jewish community moved to a modern Synagogue on the Somerton Road. Five decades later it sits largely intact, a silent witness to the conflict that began in the surrounding streets.The Synagogue was opened in 1904 and served the 708 members of the Jewish community that resided in Belfast in 1901. Designed by Young and Mackenzie, it is listed B2. The building comprises the main volume with its gallery and…

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27
October

A hard hat tour showcasing ‘Designing for Dementia’ with a tour of Cullingtree Meadows

October 27 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Cullingtree Meadows, 106 Cullingtree Road
Belfast, BT12 4BA United Kingdom

Clanmil Housing Group, in partnership with Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, has been working with Knox & Clayton Architects and Glasgiven Construction to develop a new dementia care facility at the Grosvenor Road in the city of Belfast. The facility will provide 24-hour specialist care and support, delivered by Trust staff, tailored to each tenant's assessed needs, helping them live independently in their own apartment. This development aims to show-case best practice in 'designing for dementia' which includes a…

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27
October

Grand Central Hotel

October 27 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Grand Central Hotel, 9 Bedford Street
Belfast, BT2 United Kingdom

Pat O'Hare, Project Manager for Graham Construction and Duane McCreadie, Assistant Project Manager for Graham Construction will take us on a tour showing the transformation of Windsor House from an iconic office block to the new Grand Central Hotel. The development will offer 300 luxury bedrooms, a restaurant, bistro, rooftop lounge, retail units and a range of superbly appointed offices.
Programmed in partnership with ICE

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27
October

Raidió Fàilte

October 27 @ 14:30 - 16:00
Raidió Fáilte, Divis Street
Belfast, United Kingdom

The project is to house Raidió Fàilte - a community-based Irish language station - in a purpose built 4 storey 'radio house' at the junction of the Falls Road and the Westlink motorway. The site has been vacant since the construction of the motorway and is bounded to the rear by the 2 storey dwellings in the Divis neighbourhood.Entrance to the building is directly from the Falls Road via a small walled courtyard into an open public ground floor space…

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27
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 27 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide river bed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay to Donegall Quay, cantilevering beyond the piers, over the river and providing views of Herdman Channel…

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27
October

Colàiste Feirste

October 27 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Coláiste Feirste, 7 Beechview Park
Belfast, BT12 7PY United Kingdom

The project is a new sports building for the 650 pupil Irish language medium secondary school. The building sits into the sloped terrain and provides level access from the upper level school classroom blocks and administration and the lower level playing pitches and the Falls Road entrance. The design is a taut dark brick form that contains sports halls, gymnasium, classroom, fitness suite and changing facilities and has been designed to open views and connections to the various sports activities…

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27
October

Lagan Weir/Footbridge

October 27 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Lagan Weir/Footbridge, 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Lagan Weir was constructed in the 1990s as an amenity barrage to maintain the River Lagan level, avoid low tide river bed exposure and enable recreational water pursuits.Lagan Weir comprises four pier houses, five 20m long steel gates, a lookout building and access gallery extending under the river. In 2015 a new 120m long feature footbridge was constructed at Lagan Weir, from Queens Quay to Donegall Quay, cantilevering beyond the piers, over the river and providing views of Herdman Channel…

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27
October

National Football Stadium at Windsor Park

October 27 @ 17:00 - 19:00
Windsor Park Stadium, Donegall Ave BT12 6LU United Kingdom

A behind-the-scenes tour of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park offers a chance to hear directly from Belfast-based engineers, Arup, and Hamilton Architects, who developed designs for the site's transformation. Unveiled last year, this major redevelopment involved the creation of three new stands (South, East and West) as well as refurbishment of the North stand to create a state-of-the-art, FIFA-compliant venue. The design team focused on creating a larger, unified stadium that provides more seating - including disabled seating…

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27
October

HLM

October 27 @ 17:00 - 19:00
HLM, 10th Floor Causeway Tower 9 James Street South
Belfast, BT2 8DN United Kingdom

Digital Visualisation; Bringing a Project to Life. HLM is a leading multi-disciplinary international design firm specialising in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Environmental Design. As an award winning firm, HLM actively strives for excellence and has taken a leading role within the digital construction industry. Join HLM as they explore some of the digital visualisation techniques the company are using as the industry adapts to new and exciting technological advances. Try new virtual reality visualisation and 3D modelling systems…

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27
October

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects present Architecture Night

October 27 @ 19:00 - 23:00
TBA, United Kingdom

In its second year, Architecture Night is a celebration all about connecting people who want to make Northern Ireland a more attractive place through great architecture. The event, which is organised by the RSUA, aims to raise the profile of architecture in NI, bolster connections between architects and the many other individuals and organisations who influence our built environment, highlight and celebrate the contribution to architecture made by people from a diverse range of disciplines, showcase and support students and…

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28
October

The Silent Valley Dam

October 28 @ 09:15 - 14:30
The Silent Valley Dam, Mourne Mountains
Belfast, United Kingdom

Due to unprecedented expansion in the 19th century Belfast was running short of water by 1890. In 1891 LL Macassey reported to the Belfast Water Commissioners on the matter and recommended going to the Mournes for future supplies. A pipeline was built by 1905 to bring water to Belfast from the Kilkeel and Annalong rivers. The construction of a dam to store water began in the Silent Valley in 1923. After encountering and overcoming major ground problems the dam was…

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28
October

The Old Belfast Telegraph Building

October 28 @ 10:00 - 11:00
The Old Belfast Telegraph Building, 124 - 144 Royal Avenue
Belfast, BT1 1DN United Kingdom

The Belfast Telegraph was founded in 1870 by brothers William and George Baird. As the firm grew in size the decision was taken to establish a new headquarters building at the newly laid out Royal Avenue.Henry Seaver was selected as architect and the building was completed in red brick and Dumfries red sandstone by H & J Martin, the same company to build the Central Library and later the City Hall. The building was extended on numerous occasions during the…

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28
October

Clare House

October 28 @ 10:00 - 12:30
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Belfast, BT3 9ED United Kingdom

Originally constructed speculatively as a call centre office shell Clare House was in 2006 was fitted out in accordance with the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Workplace 2010 standards for use as NICS offices. It was purchased by the Northern Ireland Executive in May 2015 and is now the headquarters of the Department of Finance. It accommodates the Minister of Finance as well as the Department of Finance Permanent Secretary and up to 400 other staff. As a flagship project…

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28
October

Transport House

October 28 @ 11:00 - 11:45
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

An iconic modernist office building built for the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Union. Transport House was designed in the 'International Style' by J.J. Brennan and is clad in a unique green faience, including a distinctive tiled mural depicting Belfast's diverse industries. The building was opened in 1959 and in 1994 it was one of the youngest buildings in the city to be listed. It fell out of use in recent years however the union Unite now propose to refurbish…

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28
October

Royal Society of Ulster Architects

October 28 @ 11:00 - 15:00
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until October 28, 2017

Royal Society of Ulster Architects, 2 Mount Charles
Belfast, BT7 1NZ United Kingdom

The RSUA is the professional body for chartered architects in Northern Ireland, located within the Queen's Conservation Area. Their headquarters building was originally designed by Thomas Jackson in 1842 but following bomb damage in the 1970s was refurbished by McKinstry & Brown in the 1980s. The building was again refurbished in 2006 and a modern entrance foyer was added by Hackett + Hall Architects. The redevelopment provided new facilities such as a bookshop and exhibition space, and created a welcoming…

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28
October

McGonigle McGrath: Open Office

October 28 @ 11:00 - 13:00
McGonigle Mc Grath, B101 Portview Trade Centre 310 Newtownards Road
Belfast, BT4 1HE United Kingdom

McGonigle McGrath is a Belfast based architectural practice formed in 2011 by Kieran McGonigle and Aidan McGrath, both previously the architect owners and directors of the award winning studio twenty two over seven. The two companies have gleaned a collection of ten RIBA awards along with numerous others. “Our work is informed by a sensitivity to context and place, a consideration of form, materiality and craft, and an understanding of the quality and simplicity of buildings well made. Our passion…

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28
October

Oscar&Oscar and the Little America Congress

October 28 @ 11:00 - 16:00
Oscar&Oscar’s, 22-30 Hopefield Avenue Antrim Road
Belfast, BT15 5AP United Kingdom

Oscar & Oscar is an interior design and architecture practice located in North Belfast. They work for both private and commercial clients and have redefined Northern Ireland’s restaurant and cafe scene with their designs for Ox, Ox Cave, Harry’s Shack, Muddlers Club, Lost&Found and il Pirata. They will be running a pop up coffee shop hosted by Little America Congress resident, The Working Kitchen. The studios of Dollybirds Art, Jump the Hedges, Belfast Punctured, Corrina Askin, Ollanua, Ryan Burke, PhotosBySi…

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28
October

The former Bank of Ireland

October 28 @ 12:00 - 13:00
The former Bank of Ireland, 104 Royal Ave
Belfast, BT1 1DL United Kingdom

A five-storey Art Deco building constructed in steel frame, clad in portland limestone, with tiered clock tower on chamfered corner to North Street. The building is now (since October 1990) grade B+ listed (HB26/50/187).The building has lay vacant since the Bank of Ireland relocated to a new building at Donegall Square South in 2005.
This is a very special opportunity to see inside this city icon.

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28
October

Transport House

October 28 @ 12:15 - 13:00
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

An iconic modernist office building built for the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Union. Transport House was designed in the 'International Style' by J.J. Brennan and is clad in a unique green faience, including a distinctive tiled mural depicting Belfast's diverse industries. The building was opened in 1959 and in 1994 it was one of the youngest buildings in the city to be listed. It fell out of use in recent years however the union Unite now propose to refurbish…

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28
October

Carlisle Memorial Church

October 28 @ 13:00 - 13:30
Carlisle Memorial Church, 25 Clifton St
Belfast, BT15 2BE United Kingdom

Building open for viewing between 1pm-3pm
Carlisle Memorial Church was opened to 1876 to the High Victorian Gothic designs of W. H. Lynn.
Known as the 'Methodist Cathedral', it was bequeathed to the city by James Carlisle in memory of his deceased children.
The church closed in 1980 and quickly fell into significant disrepair. Belfast Buildings Trust took over ownership in 2011 and completed Phase 1 Capital Repair Works in June 2015.

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28
October

The former Bank of Ireland

October 28 @ 13:00 - 14:00
The former Bank of Ireland, 104 Royal Ave
Belfast, BT1 1DL United Kingdom

A five-storey Art Deco building constructed in steel frame, clad in portland limestone, with tiered clock tower on chamfered corner to North Street. The building is now (since October 1990) grade B+ listed (HB26/50/187).
The building has lay vacant since the Bank of Ireland relocated to a new building at Donegall Square South in 2005.
This is a very special opportunity to see inside this city icon.

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28
October

Open Office – Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

October 28 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, 5 Commercial Court
Belfast, BT1 2NB United Kingdom

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) is an architectural and urban design practice with an international reputation for design quality, for pioneering environmental expertise and a progressive architectural approach. The practice has experience in designing for education, housing, masterplanning and urban design as well as places for art and the creative reuse of historic buildings. FCBStudios started small nearly 40 years ago and, in spite of it's growth to over 200 staff, continues to be committed to social and humanistic values…

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28
October

Cultural Corridor walking tour

October 28 @ 13:00 - 14:30
St. Patrick’s Church, 199 Donegall St
Belfast, BT1 2FL United Kingdom

The 'Cultural Corridor' of North Belfast centres around Clifton Street, formally one of the finest avenues leading out from the city centre. The urban fracture of the area has mainly caused by road widening and the Westlink, but a series of fine Listed buildings could form the basis for repair. The buildings now reflect a rich diversity including the Indian Centre and a former Synagogue. The Tour will start at St Patricks Church at 12.15 pm and stop at Carlisle…

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28
October

Transport House

October 28 @ 13:30 - 14:15
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

An iconic modernist office building built for the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Union. Transport House was designed in the 'International Style' by J.J. Brennan and is clad in a unique green faience, including a distinctive tiled mural depicting Belfast's diverse industries. The building was opened in 1959 and in 1994 it was one of the youngest buildings in the city to be listed. It fell out of use in recent years however the union Unite now propose to refurbish…

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28
October

The Sail Loft

October 28 @ 14:00 - 15:00
The Sail Loft, Donegall Quay
Belfast, BT1 3EA United Kingdom

Tedfords Ship Chandlers, Sail & Tentmakers, was started by James Tedford in the 1850’s. The warehouse adjacent to the shop was an earlier building, reputed to have been built between 1760 and 1790, and is where ships sails were made. Gable fronted and of plain stucco, it has a projecting roof over hoist doors at first and second floor level which until recently bore a painted ship’s figurehead. The building’s interior is uncompromising. Original massive single piece timber beams span…

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28
October

Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower – combined tour

October 28 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Graduate School Sitting adjacent the iconic Lanyon Building is the former Lynn Library, designed by W.H. Lynn and now beautifully restored as the QUB Graduate School. Completed in 1868 the building was later extended by Lynn in 1910 and a number of alterations, including the insertion of a mezzanine, were completed during the 1950s and 1980s. Following an extensive refurbishment project led by Consarc Conservation the building reopened to provide a new hub for postgraduate students. Don't miss an opportunity…

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28
October

Queen’s University Computer Science Building

October 28 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Queen’s University Computer Science Building, 18 Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5BN United Kingdom

At a total project value of £13 million the building just opened in September 2016. Project managed by Faithful & Gould and designed by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects the building is 4 storey’s high and was built utilising part of the existing structural frame of the former Bernard Crossland Building with a new multi-storey link to the adjacent terraces at 14 and 16 Malone Road. The facility provides accommodation of around 5,025m2 incorporating student hub facilities, computer laboratories, specialised laboratories, an…

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28
October

Carlisle Memorial Church

October 28 @ 14:00 - 14:30
Carlisle Memorial Church, 25 Clifton St
Belfast, BT15 2BE United Kingdom

Building open for viewing between 1pm-3pm
Carlisle Memorial Church was opened to 1876 to the High Victorian Gothic designs of W. H. Lynn.
Known as the 'Methodist Cathedral', it was bequeathed to the city by James Carlisle in memory of his deceased children.
The church closed in 1980 and quickly fell into significant disrepair. Belfast Buildings Trust took over ownership in 2011 and completed Phase 1 Capital Repair Works in June 2015.

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28
October

Queen’s Lanyon Building – Stone, brick & window repair project

October 28 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Queen’s Lanyon Building, Lanyon Building University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

The University is investing £5.5m in the conservation of its foundation college, known as the Lanyon Building after its architect, the Victorian polymath Sir Charles Lanyon.
It is the public face of the University and receives many visitors every year supplementing the hundreds of students and staff that move through the central entrance hall on a daily basis.
The conservation works will take nearly two years to complete and consist of repairs to stonework, brickwork, windows and rainwater goods.

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28
October

Laganview House

October 28 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Laganview House, Ann St
Belfast, BT1 4QG United Kingdom

A four storey red brick building designed by Millar & Symes of Dublin for Bank of Ireland, and built by Mr R. Corry between April 1899 and 1900. The building was occupied by the Bank of Ireland’s Queen’s Bridge branch with the upper floors being rented out as office space to other businesses. The building was converted to offices c1989-1990 and was occupied until recently by the NI Housing Executive. An exciting opportunity to see inside this beautiful riverside building.…

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28
October

Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower – combined tour

October 28 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Graduate School Sitting adjacent the iconic Lanyon Building is the former Lynn Library, designed by W.H. Lynn and now beautifully restored as the QUB Graduate School. Completed in 1868 the building was later extended by Lynn in 1910 and a number of alterations, including the insertion of a mezzanine, were completed during the 1950s and 1980s. Following an extensive refurbishment project led by Consarc Conservation the building reopened to provide a new hub for postgraduate students. Don't miss an opportunity…

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28
October

Queen’s University Computer Science Building

October 28 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Queen’s University Computer Science Building, 18 Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5BN United Kingdom

At a total project value of £13 million the building just opened in September 2016. Project managed by Faithful & Gould and designed by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects the building is 4 storey’s high and was built utilising part of the existing structural frame of the former Bernard Crossland Building with a new multi-storey link to the adjacent terraces at 14 and 16 Malone Road. The facility provides accommodation of around 5,025m2 incorporating student hub facilities, computer laboratories, specialised laboratories, an…

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28
October

St. Joseph’s

October 28 @ 15:00 - 16:00
St. Joseph’s Church, Princes Dock St
Belfast, BT1 3AA United Kingdom

A late 19th Century deconsecrated church. The grade B listed, two-storey church is designed in Italian Romanesque style, with early French gothic detail by Belfast architect Timothy Hevey. Work was completed by Co. Down architect Mortimer Thompson when Hevey died before building work commenced in 1878. St Joseph's Church features a tall central tower and spire above a recessed porch entrance with carved columns and flanked by side aisles with flying buttresses. Sailortown Cultural and Historical Society (SCHS) was established…

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28
October

St Brigid’s Church

October 28 @ 15:00 - 17:30
St. Brigid’s Church, Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 6FP United Kingdom

The Award winning St Brigid’s Church was the result of an RSUA Design Competition held in 1990 from which Kennedy FitzGerald & Associates were selected. The assessors noted that the design achieved “an excellent balance of form and purpose and a building which has a simple hall section, most elegantly detailed, clearly a calm and comfortable place to be, the roof forming a uniting canopy above ministers and congregation”. Reinterpretation of the traditional plan form to contemporary needs, together with…

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28
October

Queen’s Lanyon Building – Stone, brick & window repair project

October 28 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Queen’s Lanyon Building, Lanyon Building University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

The University is investing £5.5m in the conservation of its foundation college, known as the Lanyon Building after its architect, the Victorian polymath Sir Charles Lanyon.
It is the public face of the University and receives many visitors every year supplementing the hundreds of students and staff that move through the central entrance hall on a daily basis.
The conservation works will take nearly two years to complete and consist of repairs to stonework, brickwork, windows and rainwater goods.

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28
October

Bullitt Hotel

October 28 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Bullitt Hotel, 40a Church Lane
Belfast, BT1 4QN United Kingdom

Opened last year, this new hotel is accommodated within the structure of a 1960’s office building formally known as Lagan House. Named after the Steve McQueen movie of the same name, Bullitt, the complex features 43 bedrooms, three bars, a courtyard garden, 68-seater restaurant ‘Taylor and Clay’, an espresso bar and a private event space. The Bullitt Hotel has been developed by the Beannchor Group who say “Our vision for Bullitt is to create a new and exciting hospitality concept.…

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29
October

The Strand Arts Centre

October 29 @ 11:00 - 12:00
The Strand Arts Centre, 156 Holywood Road
Belfast, BT4 1NY United Kingdom

Northern Ireland’s oldest cinema est.1935. Opened as a one screen cinema it changed into a variety theatre (1984), refurbished into a 4 screen cinema (1988) and is now a vibrant independent Arts Centre with daily cinema (2013). RPP architects won an RIA architectural award in 1998 for renovating the façade. On the tour you will see our Art Deco and shipyard influenced design (curved walls, porthole doors and lighting), 35mm film and digital projectors. You will also hear about the…

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29
October

Frames complex

October 29 @ 11:00 - 11:30
Frames complex, 2-14 Little Donegall St
Belfast, BT1 2JD United Kingdom

Building open from 10am - 12 noon A five-storey red-brick building designed by William J. Fennell for Robert Watson & Co., cabinet makers and upholsterers. The furniture showroom and factory building was built by James Kidd in two phases. The front four-storey section at Library Square (including the tower) was completed in 1898 and the rear five storey section at Union Street was completed in 1907. R. Watson & Co. occupied Library House, as it was known, until closing in…

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29
October

Carnegie Library

October 29 @ 14:00 - 14:45
Carnegie Library, 46 Oldpark Rd
Belfast, Antrim BT14 6FR United Kingdom

Scots-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie gifted 2500 libraries across the English-speaking world, a hundred on the island of Ireland and three in Belfast. Through a conservation-led restoration, Carnegie Oldpark is due to be restored to combined community and commercial use, as a home for local small businesses and a focus for community activity.
Come along on this special tour where you will be able to view all the rooms of the library, with original features retained (although some are well-hidden!).

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29
October

Europa Hotel

October 29 @ 15:00 - 15:45
Europa Hotel, 11 - 15 Great Victoria Street
Belfast, BT2 7AP United Kingdom

The Europa Hotel is built on the site of the former Great Northern Railway Companys Belfast Terminus. The hotel was opened in July 1971 as Belfast's then tallest building and first hotel in the city to offer en-suites for all bedrooms. The building is closely linked to Belfast's recent history as the meeting point for many journalists during the Troubles, and itself being the target of many bomb attacks - over 40. Following a series of bombings the building was…

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29
October

Europa Hotel

October 29 @ 16:00 - 16:45
Europa Hotel, 11 - 15 Great Victoria Street
Belfast, BT2 7AP United Kingdom

The Europa Hotel is built on the site of the former Great Northern Railway Companys Belfast Terminus. The hotel was opened in July 1971 as Belfast's then tallest building and first hotel in the city to offer en-suites for all bedrooms. The building is closely linked to Belfast's recent history as the meeting point for many journalists during the Troubles, and itself being the target of many bomb attacks - over 40. Following a series of bombings the building was…

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