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Unbuilt Belfast

13 March 2014

1883 – Design for the Ulster Reform Club, Belfast

Architect: John J. McDonnell Unsuccessful competition entry to design a building on Royal Avenue for the Ulster Reform Club. The competition was won by Maxwell & Tuke, and their fine building is still...

12 February 2014

1920s – Design for Stormont, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Sir Arnold Thornely After the partition of Ireland with the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, plans for a large domed building with two subsidiary side buildings, housing all three branches of government...

12 February 2014

1898 – Uncompleted Design for St. Ann’s Cathedral, Belfast

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew Design for St. Ann’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Belfast by Sir Thomas Drew. Drew’s second scheme, the first being Gothic. This forms the basis of the current cathedral...

04 January 2012

1968 – Unbuilt Plan for Markets Estate, Belfast

Architect: Unbuilt plan for wholesale development of Markets area of Belfast.

04 January 2012

1968 – Unbuilt plan for Shaftesbury Square, Belfast

Architect: A shopping centre development model, looking North towards Great Victoria Street. Never constructed.

01 March 2011

2010 – Aurora Building, Belfast

Architects: HKR Architects The Aurora building was a proposed construction project that with its height of 109 metres, would have been the tallest building in Ireland. Proposed for the corner of Great Victoria...

17 September 2009

1910 – Queen’s University, Belfast

Architect: Henry Tanner Second placed scheme for buildings adjacent to the Lanyon Building of Queen’s.