J3373 : Crane, Bedford Square (Ewarts site), Belfast (September 2019)

taken 4 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Crane, Bedford Square (Ewarts site), Belfast (September 2019)
Crane, Bedford Square (Ewarts site), Belfast (September 2019)
A crane now erected before work starts on the mill site.
“Deloitte announces plans for new head office in Belfast
Deloitte announced today that it has selected Bedford Square as the location of its new head office in Northern Ireland. Deloitte will become the anchor tenant in McAleer & Rushe’s new development on Bedford Street, which is centred around the regeneration and refurbishment of the historic listed building formerly known as the Ewart Building. Staff currently based at Deloitte’s other offices in the city will all move to Bedford Square and once completed the Belfast office will be Deloitte’s largest UK office by headcount outside of London” - press release dated 14 January 2019.
Ewart's Building, Belfast

A collection of photographs showing the former Ewart’s Building in Bedford Street, Belfast. The former linen company offices were built in 1869 to a design by James Hamilton and extended in 1883 and 1937. One of the great surviving Victorian buildings in Belfast now (September 2011) empty and neglected. Listed and on the “at risk” register.

The site has the following planning permission (both 13 April 2017) “LA04/2015/0094/LBC Conservation, alteration, refurbishment and extension of the listed Ewart Building into office accommodation. In addition to the full conservation of the sandstone elevations and domed corner tower, the proposal involves the removal of the gable and rear brick elevation together with non-load bearing/ internal partitions. Retention of floor structures throughout and structural support/ cast iron columns on ground, 1st and 2nd floor, as well as the retention of the internal feature staircase. The roof structure is to be retained where possible; third floor and the south facing gable are to be reconstructed to their original profile salvaging and reusing existing components and materials. Additional works to the building include steel relieving structures to the existing floor plates with the addition of a 4no. storey steel framed extension to include a 2no. storey bridge link to the adjoining proposed commercial building. (Amended Description and Amended Plans) Ewart Building 17 Bedford Street Belfast BT2 7GP” and “LA04/2015/0264/F Bedford Square Development Phase 2 to include the conservation, alteration, refurbishment and extension to the listed Ewart Building for office use and a 17 Storey new build mixed use development, with ground floor retail, offices above and associated basement car parking; and completion of a new civic square.(Amended Description and Amended Plans) Lands bounded by Bedford Street INI building McClintock Street and Franklin Street BT2 7GP”.

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Sunday, 29 September, 2019   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 29 September, 2019
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Construction, Development 
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Belfast 
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Crane 
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Irish: geotagged! J 337 737 [100m precision]
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