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The Waterfront Hall is the cornerstone project in a huge riverfront redevelopment scheme undertaken by the Laganside Corporation – a non-departmental government body. Previously this area of Belfast had been run-down due to the decline of the ship building industry in the city. The Waterfront Hall was one of the first projects in what became one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. The venue includes a main auditorium with 2,241 seats, a studio, 14 meeting rooms, gallery space, a gift shop, restaurant and two bars. 

Project Team

Architect Robinson McIlwaine
Associate Architect MacRae Hanlon Spence
Structural Engineer Kirk McClure Morton [RPS]
M & E Consultant Mott MacDonald
Quantity Surveyor V. B. Evans & Co.
Theatre Consultant Carr & Angier
Acoustic Consultant Sandy Brown Associates

Project Value

project value - £28 million


  • Silver Award for Environmental Best Practice (Green Apple Awards – 2005)
  • British Urban Regeneration Association Best Practice Award (2001)
  • RIBA Regional Award 1997
  • RIBA National Award 1997
  • RIAI Regional Award 1997
  • RSUA Liam McCormick Prize for Building of The Year 1997
  • Overall winner (Concrete Society Award – 1997)
  • RSUA Design Award 1998)
  • RICS Award (1998)
  • Civic Trust Award (1998)

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