14 Shipquay Street

Project Info

Construction Date circa 1825
NIEA Listing Listed Grade B2
Project Value Circa £740,000.00 (inc works to 2 Castle Street)
Completion Date August 2005
Architect Hegarty Architects
Property Description:
Originally constructed with sandstone facades and a pitched natural slate roof the property was badly bomb damaged in the 1970’s and 1980’s subsequently being repaired with a rusticated render finish and an artificial slate roof. Prior to refurbishment the property was in an extremely poor state of repair with serious water ingress problems at parapet level.

Constructed in 1825 the property, in conjunction with 2 Castle Street, was designed for use as a public library and reading rooms, being paid for by private subscription. The property housed the first telephone exchange and call box in the City, dating to circa 1889, with the call box being located within the newsroom area.

Description of Works:
Repair of external fabric, reinstatement of architectural detail and re-use of historic floorspace to comprise;
  • re-roofing and lead work repair
  • window repair and refurbishment and replacement were applicable
  • the removal of external shutters
  • Structural and sub-structural works
  • Returning vacant and derelict floor space to use
Use Upon Completion:
The completed property comprises; (inc works to 2 Castle Street)
  • Lower Ground Floor Restaurant.
  • Ground Floor Office Suite
  • 3No. Retail Units
  • 6No. Apartments

Phase 1 THI Completions


Restoration, Repair & Reinstatement of Architectural Detail

14 Shipquay Street Prior To Townscape Heritage Initiative

14 Shipquay Street After Townscape Heritage Initiative