The Lanyon Building at Queen’s University
This contract involved the internal refurbishment and re-configuration of the Lanyon South and East Buildings located at the heart of Queen’s University in Belfast. We were appointed to carry out the internal refurbishment project to the grade ‘A’ listed building whilst also protecting the historic structure and eliminating any impact on the University or its daily functioning.
Key features and benefits:
- Works involved structural alterations to internal walls and floors, new layouts for offices, toilets and the creation of new chambers for the Vice-Chancellor.
- A large section of the works again involved our specialist joinery workshop in producing bespoke solid oak internal joinery befitting of the ecclesiastical and prestigious nature of the building. Painstaking craftsmanship allowed for the reproduction of many feature items such as handrails from the grand staircase and trimmings for doorways and entrances, all to marry in with the existing.
- This contract also saw a substantial removal of asbestos in the Lanyon East Building resulting in a phased project delivery.
- We repaired and replaced an extensive number of roof coverings with Bangor Blue natural slates.
- Externally, we installed a weather protection programme to ensure the historic fabric was fully protected and we also undertook an extensive schedule of sandstone repairs and/or replacement and repainting of the external walls.