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post updated 23 September 2021

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Belfast Architectural News up to and including 2013, chronological:

23 Sep 2021
The Loft Lines, Queen’s Island, Titanic Quarter
Design: TODD Architects
The Loft Lines, Queens Island Homes, Riverside Close
image from architecture office
New Homes at Queen’s Island, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
TODD Architects has submitted a planning application for 780 new homes at Queen’s Island in the heart of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. On approval, the multi-million-pound scheme known as The Loft Lines would become one of the largest new residential construction projects in the UK and forms part of Belfast’s wider ambition to deliver over 31,500 new homes in the city by 2035.

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
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
photo : Chris Hill Photographic
The Boat Belfast

16 Jun 2011
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Design: O’Donnell + Tuomey architects
Lyric Theatre Belfast Building
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
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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