Restoring the Past, Building the Future

The former Ulster Bank building had suffered from years of water penetration, leaving the fabric of the building in poor condition, while all the roof and floor joists had rotted and needed extensive repairs and replacement. The 52 week project involved the restoration of the Listed building for use as office premises. The building is now occupied by a firm of solicitors.

Work included:

  • Replacement of the Bangor Blue slate roof.
  • Replacement/repair of roof timbers.
  • Stonework repairs.
  • Window repairs.
  • New gutters.
  • New lead cladding to the parapets.
  • Plastering and dry lining of internal walls.
  • Plaster repairs to ceilings.
  • Timber treatment works.
  • Installation of a new damp proof course.
  • Re-decoration works.
  • Associated mechanical and electrical works.
  • The existing car park was re-surfaced, including the upgrading of the existing surface water drainage installation system.

The project was profiled in the Northern Builder magazine as an example of a successful restoration project. David Hamilton, Managing Director of martin & hamilton commented,

We are proud of our reputation as conservation specialists, but more importantly, our work is about providing complete construction solutions that match the needs of our clients.”

Former Ulster Bank Building Information

A bit more information about the the Former Ulster Bank Building project.

  • Status Complete
  • Client J. Ballentine & Son
  • Architect Alan Thompson Partnership
  • Quantity Surveyor Raymond DeZeeuw
  • Structural Engineer Gilligan & Partners