RSUA Award and RSUA Conservation Award 2021

The Killowen Contracts team is thrilled to see our restoration project at Queen's University Belfast Lanyon Building continue to pick up awards.

The Lanyon Building is one of two historic building projects to be awarded the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) Design Awards for 2021 and named as the finest examples of architecture in Northern Ireland this year.

The judges said:

"We have been moved by the team’s work and their forensic approach to each aspect of this historic façade, re-establishing and so drawing our attention to the detail of Lanyon’s original architecture. The conservation architect led design team had the skill and confidence to make proposals for the repair of degraded materials, but also to design and specify new elements for the building to make it fit for purpose in the 21st century whilst retaining all its significance and inherent character at the same time."

The project conserves one of the most important Grade-A listed red-brick and sandstone buildings in Belfast and the project will now be put forward for consideration for a RIBA UK-wide award.

Read more about the project.

Read more about what the judges had to say.