J3374 : "The Buoys", Belfast (June 2014)

taken 10 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

"The Buoys", Belfast (June 2014)
"The Buoys", Belfast (June 2014)
The Buoys have been repainted since the last photograph in April 2013 J3374 : The Buoys, Belfast (2013-3). The “Metropole” Building (middle background) J3374 : The Metropole Building, Belfast is due for demolition towards the end of 2014 to make way for Block C of the University of Ulster development.
The Buoys, Titanic Quarter, Belfast

The buoys stood outside the Art College, (part of the University of Ulster), at the corner of Donegall Street and York Street. When erected in 1979 they were quite a novelty and included jets of water squirting from below. Time (and various elements of aerosol society) has not treated them well. The jets of water are no more. They were a gift from the Commissioners of Irish Lights.

Subsequently moved to the Titanic Quarter.

The Ulster University (new Belfast campus)

A collection of photographs showing the University of Ulster campus at York Street - before, during and after construction.. The university’s main campus, in the Belfast area, is at Jordanstown.

The following application for planning permission was advertised on 27 April 2012: “Application No: Z/2012/0361/F Location: Metropole, Orpheus, Interpoint, York House, Playboard and Block 82 York Street / Frederick Street / Great Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1ED Proposal: New university campus in Belfast City Centre. Development of 3 no. new buildings (Block A, Block B and Block C) with total floor area (gross external) of 85736 sqm. The maximum height of the buildings is 12 storeys at corner of Frederick Street and York Street. The development will be characterised by 2 no. lantern features at the corners of York Street and Donegall Street and York Street and Frederick Street. Public realm improvements to York Lane and in proximity to university buildings. Demolition of existing footbridge and development of new footbridge over York Street. Minor works to the existing Block 82 external facades”.

The weekly planning applications advertisement for 7 June 2013 included the following statement “The Department has granted Full Planning Permission for the following planning application: Z/2012/0361/F Council Area: Belfast Location: Metropole, Orpheus, Interpoint, York House, Playboard and Block 82 York Street / Frederick Street / Great Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1ED”.

The photographs submitted by me have no connection with the university and appear as matter of geographical and historical record only. I have no opinion for or against the move or any planning etc matter connected therewith.

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Thursday, 19 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 June, 2014
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