Durham Street

Completion: Spring 2019
  • 23 modern, high quality homes for families in an area of Belfast with a high social housing need, including 12 apartments, 10 houses and one bungalow 

  • The scheme involved the restoration of an important listed building, bringing it back to its former glory and saving a building which was under threat from demolition.  

  • Originally designed by Young & Mackenzie Architects, famous for other iconic Belfast City Centre buildings such as Scottish Provident Building, and the old Robinson & Cleaver department store, the building is well known as the former home of the Blood Transfusion Service.

  • It originally housed the NI Tuberculosis Authority from 1918 to 1960. The building had been unoccupied since 1995 and consequently fallen into disrepair.

  • Clanmil acquired the building in August 2014 and set about working with the local community to design a scheme that celebrating the old building and met the needs of the community.  

  • The key design move was to separate the new extension and the retained listed building and create a new atrium space between the two buildings, providing a connection between both and providing a new light filled ‘heart’ of the building. 

  • Contract Value - £2,800,000 

  • Architect – Rolston Architect 

  • Contractor – Geda Construction