Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects LLP

Belfast based practice founded in 1960

Overview Project Details

This sports and recreation centre, which was originally run by Belfast City Council, was taken over by The Lower Ormeau Residents Action Group, who were successful in securing government and Sport NI funding to improve the existing facilities.

The works included upgrading of building services and provision of a new dance studio, fitness suite, changing rooms, reception area and 3G pitch.

The refurbishment and extension of the existing out–dated centre was designed to address the street frontage, River Lagan and wider community with its translucent façade that is open to the public.

The success of the new sports and recreation centre within the local community is demonstrated by the high usage levels which have vastly exceeded the anticipated figures predicated at the outset.


Shaftesbury Community & Recreation Centre Belfast