Designed by Lynn Lanyon and originally built in 1870, this Listed Gate Lodge was completely restored. The proposed simple layout, which includes four large bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor, works effectively in balancing office and dwelling space on the ground floor level.
“The original building with all its charm and elegance has been given a gentle and thorough overhaul and sensitive addition in a sympathetic but contemporary idiom of the kitchen extension, which emphasises the historic integrity of the original gate lodge.” (RSUA Judging Panel)
Although a major intervention to the project, the new works can only be seen from inside the walled yard and therefore does not affect the cultural significance and keeps the aesthetic value of the building intact. The timber veranda, with carved fretwork of animals, has been transformed into the office entrance with provision of disabled toilet facilities.
Belfast City Council
Project Value £381,000
Status Completed 2009