We hope to recruit a graduate structural engineer to work in our Belfast office. If you have two years' experience working in an engineering consultancy firm and would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Steven Sloan at 028 9066 7951. Taylor & Boyd, Winners at RICS Awards 2017: Bishop's Gate Hotel (Tourism & Leisure), Brooke Park (Community Benefit), Arvalee School & Resource Centre (Design Through Innovation); Winner at European Healthcare Design 2017: NHS Healthcare Design: Radiotherapy Centre, Altnagelvin Hospital

Schomberg House, Belfast


An existing civic building was refurbished and an extension added to facilitate a lecture hall, museum and exhibition space, offices, stores, kitchen and dining area, toilets, etc. The main entrance was remodelled with a porch of etched glass.

Works to the existing section involved challenging alterations to the steel frame and previous alterations. This required a careful analysis in relation to load transfer between the old and new structures.

Two extensions were constructed on steel frames with suspended pre-cast concrete floors and flat roofs. Traditional pad and strip foundations were adopted on trench fill concrete.

An existing adopted combined sewer was diverted to facilitate the extensions; foul and storm drainage were then linked into the adopted network.

Existing access was maintained; car parks were resurfaced, and some landscaping provided.

The tight site required careful craning of materials. (Photographs courtesy of Gordon McAvoy & TAL)

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