Former Harland & Wolff Headquarter Building and Drawing Offices, Belfast
The former H&W Headquarters & Drawing Offices is recognised as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the remaining ship building heritage on Queen’s Island and is designated as a ‘listed’ building.
The building, last used by Harland & Wolff in the late 1980’s has been vacant for many years and has suffered as a result. The work which has now commenced on site will see the building restored to its former glory when the building users where at the forefront of ship innovation, design and production.
Following the successful grant of the HLF Stage II Application by Titanic Foundation Ltd. Consarc have now been appointed as Conservation Architects, in collaboration with Robinson McIlwaine Architects, to oversee the restoration and reuse of the building as a 4-star hotel and heritage destination.
The Former Drawing Office No. 1 along with several of the offices to the Ground Floor will be opened up as ‘heritage spaces’ restored to their Victorian / Edwardian splendour, Drawing Office No. 2 will be restored to form the Hotel Restaurant and the Upper Floors will be used for Bedrooms.