Eastside Visitor Centre

Client:
Landmark East
Project Description:
Construction of a new visitor centre celebrating the history of East Belfast.
Design Team:
Architect – Hall Black Douglas
Structural – Design ID
CDM – V B Evans & Company
Project Team:

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This project involved the construction of a new East Side Visitor Centre and is located close to the Connswater shopping Centre on the Newtownards road between the Albertbridge Road and Holywood Road.

The building itself was a steel frame structure with block and brick construction forming the exterior walls from ground to second floor, third floor to roof was timber frame construction.   The building followed the shape of the site boundary which therefore meant it was quite an unusual shape requiring many brick specials and involved various details that needed special attention and co-ordination with the design team. The building had many large glazing units and a large glass tower at the front of the building allowing lots of light into the building and leaving distinguishing features at the front facade of the building. The exterior of the tower was cladded in zinc to match the third floor of the building and roof that were both also cladded using a zinc standing seam cladding system.