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October

The Silent Valley Dam

October 22, 2016 @ 09:00 - 14:30
The Silent Valley Dam, Mourne Mountains
Annalong, 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...

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22
October

Lyric Theatre

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 10:45
Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street
Belfast, BT9 5FB United Kingdom

The award winning Lyric Theatre was the result of an RIBA International Design Competition held in May 2003 from which O'Donnell & Tuomey Architects (Dublin) were selected. The design responded to the irregular shape and elevation of the site, the river setting and the surrounding brick streetscapes and green park areas. The new...

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22
October

The Strand Arts Centre

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 11:30
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 its Art Deco and shipyard influenced design (curved walls,...

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22
October

Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Belfast Wastewater & Treatment Works, 115-121 Duncrue Street
Belfast, United Kingdom

How do you effectively, sustainably manage the wastewater created by a city with 400,000 people? Learn how it’s done at the Belfast Wastewater Treatment Works, which sits on the North Side of the Herdman Channel in the Belfast docks. Since 1999, this activated sludge plant has pumped and treated wastewater, benefitting hundreds of thousands...

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22
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 11:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight...

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22
October

Mary Peters Track

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 - 10:30
Mary Peters Track, Upper Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5PR United Kingdom

One of the project architects, Orla Anderson will guide us on a walk through this fantastic addition to the city. She will be speaking about how function had to fuse with design to deliver this major engineering project. 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10:30
22
October

Mary Peters Track

October 22, 2016 @ 10:30 - 11:00
Mary Peters Track, Upper Malone Road
Belfast, BT9 5PR United Kingdom

One of the project architects, Orla Anderson will guide us on a walk through this fantastic addition to the city. She will be speaking about how function had to fuse with design to deliver this major engineering project. 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11:00
22
October

Ulster University Greater Belfast Development Phase 1

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Ulster University, 25 - 51 York Street
Belfast, BT15 1ED United Kingdom

The ambitious £250m redevelopment of Ulster University's Belfast campus has been described as a 'transformational project' for Belfast City centre. Thousands of students and staff will occupy the new buildings when fully completed in 2019. The campus has been designed to provide a modern, innovative and inspiring environment for teaching, learning and research....

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22
October

CS Lewis Civic Square & Eastside Visitor Centre

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
CS Lewis Civic Square & Eastside Visitor Centre, Hollywood Arches
Belfast, BT4 1NT United Kingdom

The new CS Lewis Civic Square is a part of the £40m Connswater Community Greenway project connecting 9km of East Belfast. The new public square is a key element of the scheme located between Victoria Park and Orangefield Park. Positioned on site is the new Eastside Visitor Centre. It provides a new focus at...

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22
October

Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 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...

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22
October

Former Harland & Wolff HQ Building and Drawing Offices

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:30
Former Harland & Wolff HQ Building and Drawing Offices, 2 Queens Rd
Belfast, BT3 9DT United Kingdom

DUE TO ONGOING EXCAVATION WORKS, THIS TOUR IS UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED, WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN THE SPRING, SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST FOR UPDATES The former Harland & Wolff Headquarters Building & Drawing Offices was built in sections between 1889 – 1922. A new Administrative Building was constructed c.1910. The...

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22
October

Tropical Ravine

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Tropical Ravine, Botanic Gardens
Belfast, BT7 1LP United Kingdom

The Tropical Ravine is a late-Victorian Hot House designed in 1887 by the first General Superintendent of Belfast Parks, Charles McKimm, who took advantage of the sloping site to accommodate a sunken ravine. The restoration of this listed Victorian building is now well underway with major works taking place throughout the building and its environs....

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22
October

The Sail Loft

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
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...

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22
October

Building the Tropical Ravine in Minecraft with iTeach

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Bowling Pavillion in Botanic Gardens, Botanic Gardens Stranmillis Embankment Entrance
Belfast, BT7 1LP United Kingdom

Minecraft is one of the most popular children’s games in the world. Children can work together to build something really original and creative or even a famous building, exactly to scale. In this workshop children will get the opportunity to look at architectural plans and drawings of the Tropical Ravine Restoration project. They will plan and build the Tropical Ravine in Minecraft, using...

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22
October

Divis Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 11:45
Divis Tower, 25 Divis Street
Belfast, BT12 4AP United Kingdom

Divis Tower, at 61m tall and with 20 floors, is one of Belfast’s tallest buildings. Divis was built in 1966 and is now the only surviving structure from the Divis Flats complex. The positioning of the tower between the Falls Road and Shankill Road provided unrivalled views of West Belfast from the upper floors...

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22
October

New Council Office Building

October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 - 12:00
New Council Office Building, 9 - 21 Adelaide Street
Belfast, BT2 8DJ United Kingdom

Belfast City Council’s new 9-storey 100,000 2 office building sits adjacent the existing Council’s Cecil Ward Building and will accommodate hundreds of Council staff from January 2017. Join us on this very special hard hat tour of the site just before it opens for use! 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12:00
22
October

Carlisle Memorial Church

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 12:30
Carlisle Memorial Church, 25 Clifton St
Belfast, BT15 2BE United Kingdom

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...

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22
October

Oscar&Oscar’s The Little America Congress

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 16:00
Oscar&Oscar’s, 22-30 Hopefield Avenue Antrim Road
Belfast, BT15 5AP United Kingdom

Come along to Oscar&Oscar's workshop and meet The Little America Congress - the building's inhabitants who are largely makers and artists.On site will be Justin Nicholl and The Working Kitchen, Charlie Bousenquet as Belfast Punctured, Nicola Gates weaving as Ollanua, Eimearr Maguire as Dollybirds art, and Ryan Burke and his robots. As well as the...

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22
October

Divis Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 12:45
Divis Tower, 25 Divis Street
Belfast, BT12 4AP United Kingdom

Divis Tower, at 61m tall and with 20 floors, is one of Belfast’s tallest buildings. Divis was built in 1966 and is now the only surviving structure from the Divis Flats complex. The positioning of the tower between the Falls Road and Shankill Road provided unrivalled views of West Belfast from the upper floors...

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22
October

The Sail Loft

October 22, 2016 @ 12:00 - 13:00
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...

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12:15
22
October

Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 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...

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12:30
22
October

The Strand Arts Centre

October 22, 2016 @ 12:30 - 14:00
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 its Art Deco and shipyard influenced design (curved walls,...

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13:00
22
October

Carlisle Memorial Church

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 13:30
Carlisle Memorial Church, 25 Clifton St
Belfast, BT15 2BE United Kingdom

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...

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22
October

Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Comber Greenway Bicycle Tour, Big Fish 1 Donegall Quay
Belfast, United Kingdom

Many of us will have enjoyed using the Comber Greenway, whether to commute or for leisure, but how did the Greenway come to exist? This tour, led by Richard Kirk, Northern Ireland Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers, will take you from the Lagan Weir to Dundonald and back, giving you insight...

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22
October

Open Office – Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, 5 Commercial Court
Belfast, BT1 2NB United Kingdom

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is a unique UK based practice whose contemporary work prominently affects cityscapes, the majority around the UK. Their focus is on larger complex constructions for community benefits through concentration of topics such as growing and fractured cities, climate change, the development of education and its impact on localism. The 38...

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22
October

Divis Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 13:00 - 13:45
Divis Tower, 25 Divis Street
Belfast, BT12 4AP United Kingdom

Divis Tower, at 61m tall and with 20 floors, is one of Belfast’s tallest buildings. Divis was built in 1966 and is now the only surviving structure from the Divis Flats complex. The positioning of the tower between the Falls Road and Shankill Road provided unrivalled views of West Belfast from the upper floors...

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13:30
22
October

Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 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...

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14:00
22
October

The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts – Tour as Gaelige

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Duncairn Avenue
Belfast, BT14 6BP United Kingdom

The Duncairn Arts Centre is North Belfast’s first purpose built arts facility. It was opened in January 2014 following renovation of the Grade B+ listed former 19th century church. The church was designed in 1862 by leading architect W J Barre, who was also responsible for Belfast’s Albert Memorial Clock and Ulster Hall....

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22
October

Carlisle Memorial Church

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 14:30
Carlisle Memorial Church, 25 Clifton St
Belfast, BT15 2BE United Kingdom

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...

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22
October

Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 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...

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22
October

Queen’s University Computer Science Building

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 14:45
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...

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22
October

Queen’s University Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIE)

October 22, 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Queen’s University Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIE), 97 Lisburn Road Health Sciences Campus
Belfast, BT9 7BL United Kingdom

The WWIE building is a £32m multi-disciplinary biomedical research facility with a focus on cures for eye disease, diabetes and the development of a global programme to aid understanding of the genetics of complex chronic diseases. Designed by local firm Ostick & Williams and US-based architects Stantec, the Centre is the result of careful...

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15:00
22
October

Queen’s University Graduate School and Main Site Tower

October 22, 2016 @ 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...

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22
October

Queen’s University Computer Science Building

October 22, 2016 @ 15:00 - 15:45
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...

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22
October

Queen’s University Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIE)

October 22, 2016 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Queen’s University Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIE), 97 Lisburn Road Health Sciences Campus
Belfast, BT9 7BL United Kingdom

The WWIE building is a £32m multi-disciplinary biomedical research facility with a focus on cures for eye disease, diabetes and the development of a global programme to aid understanding of the genetics of complex chronic diseases. Designed by local firm Ostick & Williams and US-based architects Stantec, the Centre is the result of careful...

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22
October

Special Event – Transport House

October 22, 2016 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Transport House, 102 High Street
Belfast, BT1 2DL United Kingdom

For half a century, Transport House was home to the Transport and General Workers’ Union, whose 2 million strong membership made it the biggest trade union in Britain and Ireland. A British-based union organised on an all-island basis, the T&G in Northern Ireland provided a collective voice for all workers regardless of community or political...

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15:30
22
October

The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts – Tour in English

October 22, 2016 @ 15:30 - 16:30
The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Duncairn Avenue
Belfast, BT14 6BP United Kingdom

The Duncairn Arts Centre is North Belfast’s first purpose built arts facility. It was opened in January 2014 following renovation of the Grade B+ listed former 19th century church. The church was designed in 1862 by leading architect W J Barre, who was also responsible for Belfast’s Albert Memorial Clock and Ulster Hall....

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16:00
22
October

Victoria Square

October 22, 2016 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Victoria Square, 1 Victoria Square
Belfast, BT1 4QG United Kingdom

The £400m Victoria Square complex opened in 2008 and now provides nearly 800,000 ft2 of shopping and leisure space across five floors. Designed by BDP to integrate into existing streets and draw people through, it has also drawn people upwards, to the now iconic glass dome that mimics the dome of the nearby...

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