As the coronavirus crisis deepens, most Taylor & Boyd staff will be working from home. We may have a restricted telephone service through our switchboard during this period but otherwise our staff are working normally. You can email and someone will be in touch, or email the person you are trying to contact directly. Thank you for your patience during this challenging time for all of us.

Schomberg House, Belfast


An existing civic building was refurbished and an extension added to facilitate a lecture hall, museum and exhibition space, offices, stores, kitchen and dining area, toilets, etc. The main entrance was remodelled with a porch of etched glass.

Works to the existing section involved challenging alterations to the steel frame and previous alterations. This required a careful analysis in relation to load transfer between the old and new structures.

Two extensions were constructed on steel frames with suspended pre-cast concrete floors and flat roofs. Traditional pad and strip foundations were adopted on trench fill concrete.

An existing adopted combined sewer was diverted to facilitate the extensions; foul and storm drainage were then linked into the adopted network.

Existing access was maintained; car parks were resurfaced, and some landscaping provided.

The tight site required careful craning of materials. (Photographs courtesy of Gordon McAvoy & TAL)

View More Projects

Click to expand the photos below

Taylor & Boyd LLP is a registered partnership in Northern Ireland.
Registration number NILLP25.
Registered address: 107 Malone Avenue | Belfast | BT9 6EQ

Designed and built by Pale Blue Dot Creative.