J3474 : Former Riddel's warehouse, Belfast - January 2015(2)

taken 9 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Former Riddel's warehouse, Belfast - January 2015(2)
Former Riddel's warehouse, Belfast - January 2015(2)
Mouldings facing Ann Street. To the layman the detail, although grimy after many years without external maintenance, seems to have survived very well.
Former Riddel's warehouse, Ann Street, Belfast

A disused former warehouse at 87-91 Ann Street, Belfast.
“An attached High Victorian four-storey seven-bay warehouse of c1865 in a terrace on Ann Street, designed by Thomas Jackson & Sons in polychrome brick fronting five stories of galleries supported on cast iron columns and beams, lit originally by a cast iron and glass roof” - part description on the NI Listed Buildings website.
Adjoining the police station, the property was acquired as a security measure and bricked-up. Externally it became an eyesore although recent photographs show the inside in a remarkable state of preservation and possibly (if not probably) unique in Belfast.
“One of the most remarkable survivals from industrial 19th century Belfast is the four-storey ironmongery warehouse built for John Riddel & Co in 1867 to the designs of Thomas Jackson. Behind its lively, polychromatic façade is a unique atrium with five stories of galleries supported by cast iron columns and heavy timber beams arranged round three sides of a glass-roofed courtyard” - Hearth Historic Buildings Trust website.
There is the following application (2 September 2019) for planning permission “LA04/2019/2134/LBC Masonry cleaning to principal (north) façade. Riddels warehouse 88-91 Ann Street Belfast”.
The photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of visual neutral record only. I have no connection with the building or any architectural pressure group.

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Sunday, 25 January, 2015   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 25 January, 2015
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Derelict, Disused 
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Belfast 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 343 743 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.9663N 5:55.3522W
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Irish: geotagged! J 343 743
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