J3373 : The "Albion" factory, Belfast (1990)

taken 33 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

The "Albion" factory, Belfast (1990)
The "Albion" factory, Belfast (1990)
The “Albion” shirt factory was established in 1896. The building in the photograph, entered from Wellwood Street (right), was completed in 1909 to a design by Watt and Tulloch. The company prospered but the UK manufacturing operations succumbed, in the mid-1980’s to the growing trend to seek a lower manufacturing cost base outside Northern Europe. After a spell in Morocco, business is now carried on in Bangladesh, Vietnam and the People’s Republic of China. The building was subsequently demolished. This view, from Ventry Street, became available, for a short time, before the construction of a new office building on the Gt Victoria Street site (middle). J3373 : The "Aurora" site, Belfast shows a similar view in May 2007. Some of this information came from the company’s website LinkExternal link. For a similar view in 2014 see J3373 : Park House, Belfast (September 2014).
The Albion site, Belfast

The (vacant) site of the former Albion factory is now the subject of the following application (21 December 2018) for planning permission “LA04/2019/0127/O Redevelopment of existing surface car park and erection of new purpose built, build to rent residential units (maximum 19 storeys and 277 units), with shared amenity spaces, ancillary/support accommodation, car parking and landscaping. Site bounded by Glenalpin Street Wellwood Street and Norwood Street Belfast”.
I have no connection with the applicant or any individual or group opposed to the application. I cannot enter into correspondence.

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J3373, 2772 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Sunday, 27 May, 1990   (more nearby)
Sunday, 10 February, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 335 734 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.5049N 5:56.1091W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 336 734
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Belfast  Then and Now 

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