The project required the development of a masterplan with the aim of enhancing the 67 acre Upper Malone site, yet retaining sympathy for the site’s close proximity to the Lagan Valley Regional Park.
The new extensive sports and leisure facilities incorporates clubhouse, pavilions, grandstand, grass pitches, 3G pitches and ground–keepers accommodation.
The Main Clubhouse acts as the primary social and changing facility within the site, positioned in a predominant location, visible from the Malone Road and the surrounding pitches.
The building is designed to enhance this visual relationship with the playing pitches through a contemporary response to traditional pavilion architecture. It has a strong architectural identity appropriate to its parkland setting and responds to the differing ground levels surrounding the building. Its external form and aesthetics consists of robust Donegal shale elements contrasted against areas of smooth render and glazing, all bound together by the main linear sedum roof plate.
Queen’s University Belfast
Project Value £9.5M
Status Completed July 2013