1885 – Robinson & Cleaver, Belfast

Architect: Young & Mackenzie



Facing City Hall on Donegall Square North, the former Robinson & Cleaver store is now subdivided up into various commercial premises. Belfast has quite a few former department store premises which have since been subdivided up. The building with its dominant corner position was designed by Young & Mackenzie and built between 1884-85. The exterior is highly decorative with its ogee domes and towers, decorative carvings and rooftop balustrades. Part of the original signage can be seen over the entrance to Burgerking.


The interior is much altered, its magnificent marble staircase was removed to Ballyedmond Co. Down.