Works are now complete at the Hillsborough meeting House on Park Street for the Lisburn Society of Friends, a little gem of a building built in mid 19 century with its own garden and graveyard. It has now been fully restored to its former use as a meeting house for its owners and as a wider community facility, with the John Hewitt Society using it as a festival venue at the end of April 2018. https://www.johnhewittsociety.org/events/ The listed building, hidden behind a high
Restoration work to the listed Mount Merrion church is nearing an end with the final repairs to the Bell Tower completed this week, which is being overseen by Tate Stevenson Architects in this unique church conservation project. Additional steel supports were required to the structure supporting the decorative Cross Finial located at the top of the bell tower. A resin based water proofing system was installed within the open bell chamber to prevent water permeating down throu
Restoration work has commenced on the listed B1 Mount Merrion Church of Ireland which sits adjacent to the Kingspan Rugby Stadium in Belfast. Tate Stevenson Architects were commissioned by the client to oversee specialist timber repairs to the laminated timber portal frame that supports the church roof. This attractive and unique church was built in 1963, the architect being Dennis O’Donaghue Hanna, a recognised church architect of his day, the building was listed due to the
Tate Stevenson Architects are due to start the restoration and refurbishment of the listed Mount Merrion Parish Church in Belfast shortly. The church was designed by Dennis O'Donoghue Hanna and built and consecrated in March 1953. Work originally started in April 1955. We will post up reports on how the project is progressing. The above photos show the degradation of the original Glulam columns. The glue used to hold the layers of timber have been affected by exposure to the
As part of the site works for the extension, ecological consideration was made to reintroduce planting back onto the site. The construction phase before had cleared every patch of green from the site. Wildflower mixes were introduced to the landscape strip to the boundary as well as native hedgerow species. A zone demarcated for future expansion was sown with a native wild flower mix. The remaining feature site planting was selected from native Northern Ireland plant species.