Diamond Hall

University Of Ulster
Project Description:
Extensive Refurbishment of the Diamond Hall Building & Associated Internal and External Works
Design Team:
Architect : Samuel Stevenson & Sons


The scheme involved the complete re-cladding of the existing external facade, internal refurbishment (incl M&E installations), external paving, landscaping and associated works. All adjacent university buildings and classrooms remained operational throughout the course of the works, pedestrian traffic around the works was safely accommodated. Construction work was planned around exam timetables to allow university activities to continue uninterrupted.

Due to the scale of the contract, work was carried out simultaneously in multiple locations on site. The external facade was replaced with timber curtain walling and rain screen cladding. Concrete repairs and metal cladding were carried out to the underside of the link corridor. The level of the existing Diamond Hall floor (18m x 36m) was raised by 1m to provide level access. Replacement/refurbishment of internal wall and ceiling finishes along with internal doors and screens. M&E installations were upgraded as part of the works with new installations tying in with existing systems.