20 Shipquay Street

Project Info

Construction Date circa 1870
NIEA Listing Listed Grade B1
Project Value Circa £205,000.00
Completion Date June 2008
Architect Hamilton Architects
Property Description:
The property is a three storey, four bay Giffnock sandstone faced palazzo style block. Round headed ground floor windows are typical of the period and are topped with a cornice supported on scrolled brackets with carved heads. Segmental headed aedicules frame the first floor windows. Upper floor windows rest on a continuous cill string course and the façade is topped with a robust bracketed cornice. Prior to intervention the ground floor front façade was modified in the 1980’s to facilitate multiple usage and to provide disabled access.

The property is located Shipquay Street which was laid out at the formation of the Walled City in the early 17th century. Shipquay Street was named in 1780 having formerly been known as Silver Street from as early as 1622. The property was designed by Sandham Symes of Dublin and constructed for the Bank of Ireland in 1868 by Fergusons of Pump Street. The site originally extended through to Magazine Street where the original sub manager’s house remains at No14.

Description of Works:
Repair of external fabric and reinstatement of architectural detail to comprise;
  • Re-slating of roof in natural slate
  • Repair and replacement of lead parapet gutters
  • Reinstatement of chimney stacks
  • Removal of inappropriate shop front and details
  • Removal of external security shutters
  • Refurbishment of existing sash windows
  • Indented stonework repairs
Use Upon Completion:
The completed property comprises;
  • 3No. Retail Units

Phase 1 THI Completions


Restoration, Repair & Reinstatement of Architectural Detail

20 Shipquay Street Prior To Townscape Heritage Initiative

20 Shipquay Street After Townscape Heritage Initiative