MSM Contracts have recently completed the £1m extension and refurbishment of the Grade B+ listed Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in south Belfast. This project, delivered within an 11-month programme, has involved the construction of 2nr extensions and major internal refurbishment works to the existing church buildings, originally constructed circa 1874.
Located on a busy junction between University Street and Rugby Road, this project was delivered on a heavily restricted city-centre site. Construction work areas were segregated and sealed off from ‘live’ church areas to ensure the existing facilities remained available for church services and use by church groups.
To complement the existing church buildings and preserve the historic character of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church, the finished project combines quality innovative design by Bangor practice Architects Knox & Markwell, with high levels of craftsmanship throughout from MSM Contracts and our supply chain.
The new welcome area with full-height glazing is constructed along the Rugby Road elevation and provides a welcoming entrance to the church. The striking design feature of the welcome area extension is the incorporation of the original external stonework walls into a full-height internal feature wall. This maximises the available space and provides an aesthetically pleasing contrast between the old and new construction.