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Post updated 14 June 2023

Belfast Architectural News up to and including 2013, chronological:

June 14, 2023

Architect focussed on social justice wins international design competition for Mackies site in West Belfast

London-based Matthew Lloyd Architects has won a Belfast urban design competition run by Take Back the City – a coalition of families in housing need and experts in planning, architecture and design, who are campaigning to convert 25-acres of publicly-owned land in west Belfast into a sustainable and inclusive housing development.

Belfast Buildings News 2023

11 April 2023
Ulster University’s Belfast Campus, York Street, Cathedral Quarter
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with McAdam Design
Ulster University Belfast Campus Building
photo : Donal McCann
Ulster University Belfast Campus Building
The President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden Jr, will deliver his historic keynote address at Ulster University’s Belfast Campus on 12 April 2023 to mark the 25 anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. This new campus is one of the great success stories of peace in Northern Ireland and prompts the city to look forward to openness, and investment in people and growth.

18 Nov 2022
Belfast architectural practice poised for growth under new ownershipn

New offices planned in Belfast, Dublin, and London

An ambitious Belfast based architectural practice is poised for a new growth phase as it enters its 30th year in business under new ownership.

1 Nov 2020
Belfast Design Week student post competition

21 Oct 2020
Bedford Yard Belfast aparthotel + office

Belfast Building News 2013

13 Mar 2013
Belfast City Campus University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Belfast City Campus University of Ulster
image from architect practice
Belfast City Campus University of Ulster
A Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios design for the University of Ulster’s new Belfast City Campus has received planning permission. The campus is part of a £250m higher education project to provide 70,000 sqm of central teaching, faculty and social learning accommodation across three linked sites in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast city centre.

Belfast Building News 2012

25 Jun 2012
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
Design: Todd Architects
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
photo from RIBA
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
This is a civic building with a public face and a clear and direct internal organisation that relays the narrative of the past and the security in which it is being preserved for the future. The records are held within a concrete citadel that is wrapped by well day-lit spaces containing the reading rooms and circulation.

25 Jun 2012
Rear Extension to 109 Osborne Park
Design: Ard (Ciaran Mackel) Architects
Extension to 109 Osborne Park - Belfast Building News
photo from RIBA
109 Osborne Park
This major addition to a double-bay, detached Victorian villa, is tucked away from the street and is seen in the context of the rear off-shots and extensions of suburban Belfast.

25 Jun 2012
Glenariffe House, Glens of Antrim
Design: McGarry-Moon Architects
Glenariffe House Glens of Antrim property
photo from RIBA
Glens of Antrim House

23 Mar 2012
Titanic Belfast
Architect & Lead Consultant: TODD Architects
Concept Design: CivicArts / Eric R Kuhne & Associates
Titanic Belfast Building
photo : Christopher Heaney
Titanic Belfast
The Titanic Belfast project is viewed as the iconic centrepiece of the Titanic Quarter Regeneration Project which encompasses approximately 75 hectares of waterfront, former industrial brownfield lands to the south side of the River Lagan in Belfast City Centre.

Belfast Building News 2011

25 Aug 2011
The Boat
Design: TODD Architects and Planners
The Boat Belfast Building News
photo : Chris Hill Photographic
The Boat Belfast

16 Jun 2011
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Design: O’Donnell + Tuomey architects
Lyric Theatre Belfast Building news
photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
Lyric Theatre Belfast Building
In 2003, the Lyric held an international architectural competition and selected O’Donnell + Tuomey as architects to design a new theatre facility.
In May 2008, Belfast City Council granted planning approval for the development of the new Lyric Theatre. The development included the demolition of the existing theatre and the construction of a new building for use by the Lyric providing auditorium, rehearsal and studio theatre together with related technical facilities.

Belfast Building News Archive

Nov 2010
Belfast Architecture Competition
Expo West Belfast Competition, Northern Ireland : expressions of interest invitation

Victoria Square
Design: BDP
Victoria Square Belfast
photo © Christopher Hill Photographic
Belfast building

Major Contemporary Belfast Developments

The Arches Centre – Health and Care for East Belfast

Architect: Penoyre & Prasad LLP in Partnership with Todd Architects
Client: South and East Belfast (Health and Social Services) Trust
Northern Irish building : RIBA Awards 2006 – Ulster

Aurora building
Design: HKR Architects
Aurora Belfast Building News
picture from architects
Aurora Belfast : tallest proposed building in Northern Ireland – 37 storeys

Belfast – Workshop/Living Space
Design: Kennedy FitzGerald & Associates

Belfast Grand Opera House – refurbishment
Design: RHWL Arts Team
original building – Northern Ireland Theatre, 1895 – by famous theatre architect
Frank Matcham

Belfast Metropolitan Arts Centre, Cathedral Quarter
Design: Hackett Hall McKnight
Belfast Metropolitan Arts Centre
picture from architects
MAC Belfast – international architecture competition win

Falls Leisure Centre
Design: Kennedy Fitzgerald
For Belfast City Council

Government offices, Stornmont Estate, nr Belfast
Design: Hamilton Architects
9 storeys

Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Design: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Granted planning permission Apr 2008
4,300sqm – 400-seat theatre; 150-seat studio; rehearsal space
2003 design competition winner

Triplicate – office fit-out
Design: Hackett + Hall
RIBA Awards 2006 – Ulster

Ulster Museum
Design: Francis Pym
Brutalist architecture, Grade B+ listed; was due to be redeveloped in 2007 by Hamilton Architects.

University of Ulster Belfast Campus
Design: TODD Architects
University of Ulster Belfast Campus
picture from architects
University of Ulster Belfast Campus

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