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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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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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