Building and Civil Engineering Contractors

Stokes House, Belfast

J&E Properties Ltd

12 months


College Square East, Belfast

Architect: RMI Architects
Structural Engineer: Taylor & Boyd
M&E Engineer: Dynamic Design Consultants
Quantity Surveyor: McClintock Consulting

This Belfast city-centre project involved the re-development of the former part 5/part 6-storey Stokes House building into a modern 37,000sq ft Grade A office accommodation and re-branded as The Kelvin.

Construction works were delivered on a severely restricted city-centre site and included the following key elements:

- Demolition and removal of the full-height corner detail of the building and reconstructed in a steel frame.

- Removal and replacement of all the brickwork façade to bring it up to modern office standards for thermal performance, comfort and light.

- The cutting of new openings for a stair core at the front of the building with 2 high-speed passenger lifts installed.

- Internal fit-out to a Cat A standard shell and core specification with WC facilities on each floor.

- Addition of 19 on-site car parking spaces and cycle storage to accommodate 18 bicycles to the rear of the building.