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Regeneration, Building Conservation and Community Benefit – Outstanding Projects from Hamilton Architects and Kriterion Conservation Architects are Finalists in RICS Awards 2018

portaferry market house outside
Kriterion Conservation Architects and our sister company, Hamilton Architects, have been shortlisted in three categories in this year’s RICS Awards.

Mark Haslett, Partner, said: “We are delighted our projects have once again been recognised by the RICS Awards. While we enjoy working in a wide range of sectors, it is particularly satisfying to play a role in preserving the built riches of our past for future generations to enjoy.”

One Sussex Place, a former convent in Belfast’s Linen Conservation Area, has been shortlisted in the Regeneration and Building Conservation categories for Hamilton Architects.

The convent at One Sussex Place goes back to 1878, when it was built for the Sisters of the Convent of Mercy by Alexander McAlister, the leading Catholic church architect of his day.

The striking redevelopment provides 12 apartments split between the refurbished original building and a brand new five storey extension to provide desirable accommodation for young professionals and people working in and around the city. Portaferry Market House, a B1 listed building constructed in 1752, is a typical Irish market house which dominates Market Square in the seaside town. It is shortlisted in the Community Benefit category for Kriterion Conservation Architects. The arcaded building underwent a £350,000 redevelopment as part of Portaferry Townscape Heritage Initiative, a £1.28m heritage-led scheme to regenerate buildings within the historic town.

Apart from the modern facilities which were sensitively installed, a pristine new façade has really given a lift to a town centre, which had become a bit dreary and dilapidated, and has totally transformed the surrounding streetscape. The finals of the RICS Awards will be held on 24 th May at La Mon House Hotel, just outside Belfast.
Portaferry Market House
Portaferry Market House Entrance
One Sussex Place Overview and entrance gate
One Sussex Place Entrance gate
One Sussex Place main entrace and stairs
Main entrance stairs
One Sussex Place suite
Top Suite
One Sussex Place interior
Interior Space
One Sussex Place interior details
Interior Details