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.