Ashby Building

Last Update: 9 Jul 2016 | New Project Added

  • Address: Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AJ
  • Use: Education
  • Floors: 11
  • Planning Status: Approved
  • Project Status: Completed
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  • Developer:

    Queen's University

  • Architect:

    Cruickshank & Seward Architects

An eleven storey building designed by Cruickshank & Seward Architects for Queen’s University in the ‘international modern style’. Built 1960 – 1965 as a reinforced concrete framed structure with Antrim limestone facade.

Queen’s University appointed Kennedy FitzGerald Architects early 2009 to manage a £26m refurbishment of the building. The design team also comprised Hood Magowan Kirk (QS), Williams & Shaw (M&E), Doran Consulting (Structural) and Faithful & Gould (CDMC). Works were carried out in three phases between 2010 – 2013. The first phase of works (Feb 2010 – Dec 2010) comprising refurbishment of lower floors and replacement plant room was completed by McAleer & Teague. The second phase of works (Dec 2011 – Sept 2012) comprising refurbishment of the 5th and 7th – 9th floors was completed by Felix O’Hare. The final phase of refurbishment comprising refurbishment of the 1st – 4th and 6th floors was completed by McAleer & Teague in April 2013.