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Merchant Hotel/Former Ulster Bank Head Office

  •   35-39 Waring Street, Belfast

Two storey over basement Italianate sandstone façade with paired windows in end bays flanking a 3 bay, 2 storey portico of coupled Doric columns to ground floor, Corinthian above and elaborate entablature with majestic figure sculpture of Britannia, Justice & Commerce. Vermiculated lower stonework.

Stone Information

  • Stone Type Category :
  • Primary Stone:
  • Stonework Construction:
    Regular-coursed plain ashlar
  • Stonework Condition:
    Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with some evidence of isolated stone block deterioration and surface loss through flaking and granular disintegration.
  • Condition Assessment (QUB):
    Stage 2 – Section specific remedial action is required but the extent of intervention should be limited because of the lack of distant involvement within façade boundaries.
  • OS Irish Grid (Easting):
  • OS Irish Grid (Northing):

Architect Information

  • Building Type:
  • Date of construction:
  • Architect:
    James Hamilton
  • Listing:
  • HB/SMR Ref:
    HB26/50/058 A
  • 2nd survey by EHS: