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Ocean Buildings

  •   1-3 Donegall Square East/1-3 Chichester Street, Belfast

Gothic style, 5 storey corner building with wide Tudoresque doorway on corner. Elaborate tracery windows on all floors and many carvings including mermaids holding lighthouses on shields. Canted bays from 2nd to 4th floors with balconies on top, mixture of short towers and turrets on top and balustrade (sometimes blind).

Stone Information

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  • Stonework Construction:
    Coursed plain ashlar
  • Stonework Condition:
    Sandstone blockwork is in reasonable condition but with some evidence of block deterioration and surface loss through bedding-plane erosion and granular disintegration.
  • Condition Assessment (QUB):
    Stage 1 – A façade in this condition will only require localised remedial treatment concentrating on individual blocks. Stage 1 classification may also indicate that no intervention is needed with only periodic re-assessment of the façade is recommended.
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Architect Information

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  • Architect:
    Young & Mackenzie
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