The £2.3m restoration project, which was handed over in 2022, comprised the demolition of unsympathetic extensions, erection of a new passenger lift, a stair extension, a new glazed roof covering to a courtyard, as well as the sensitive conservation of the historic building.
The ground floor has been redeveloped as mixed-use exhibition, reminiscence, and display space. The first floor space has been revitalised as a state-of-the-art hub for business innovation and enterprise.
Throughout the restoration work, a dedicated heritage skills and education programme enabled more than 100 local craftspeople and contractors to benefit from accredited training in heritage skills, and 12 apprenticeships were created.
The client’s key design consultants involved in the project included:
To read a profile of the project in the NI Builder magazine, click here NI Builder Magazine – March 2023.
See below for a selection of before and after photographs.
The photographs on completion have been provided by Hamilton Architects.