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Unbuilt Belfast

14 October 2015

1885 – Drew Memorial Church, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: William Batt Unbuilt plans for the extension of existing church, constructed in 1870, and the addition of a school. The building originally started life as a school but due to demand for...

06 July 2015

1865 – Design for Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast

Architect: Raffles Brown “The illustration in this number is a design sent in to the recent Albert Memorial Competition in Belfast, by Raffles Brown, which, although not one of those which came to...

25 March 2015

1898 – Competition design for Belfast City Hall

Architect: James Miller Premiated entry in competition for new city hall for Belfast. The design by Sir Brumwell Thomas was selected and completed in 1906. James Miller was a Glasgow-based architect.

10 March 2015

1900 – Second Premiated Design for Presbyterian Assembly, Belfast

Architect: Walter Hanstock Second placed design in competition to design new assembly building for the Presbyterian church. A legend in Irish architectural competitions, as the architect who drew up the conditions was eventually...

15 June 2014

1900 – Unbuilt Design for Assembly Rooms, Belfast

Architect: William Carruthers Laidlaw Third premiated design for competition, held in 1900, adjudicated by Sir Thomas Drew for new Presbyterian Assembley Rooms. He judged the costing conditions to be unreasonable and unachievable. William...

15 June 2014

1900 – Unbuilt Design for Assembly Hall, Belfast

Architect: Rupert Savage “This design was awarded the first premium by the assessor, Sir Thos. Drew, R.H.A. ; but the committee declined to accept any of the designs submitted in this competition, and...

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...

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