The Ulster hall is a Victorian concert hall built in 1862 and has played host to some of the biggest acts to visit Belfast over the last 150 years. The Ulster Hall is a grade B1 listed building located in the centre of Belfast. The project consists of a major refurbishment to the main hall, stage, 4 storey office accommodation, 1st floor gallery, specialised recording studio, kitchen, external façade and rooftop plant installation.
- The chandeliers were designed to replicate the originals, with additional LED emergency lighting in each chandelier. At a dead weight of 250kg each and the locations remaining constant, new winches were installed for ease of maintenance. This necessitated new steelwork supports and a walkway decking network for future maintenance. All this was installed on top of the existing 150 year old trusses. Finally a state of the art dimming system was installed to allow stand-alone control or interfacing via a mixing desk for production lighting.
- A bespoke production lighting truss system was designed and installed with a secondary steel network providing support from within the roof space area. The trusses are all electrically winched with a PC driven load shackle system, providing overload safety, whilst in the lowered position, each truss is capable of carrying 3 tonnes of production lighting.
- Integrated within the existing stage, we installed 2 no. hydraulic ram lifts; totalling 12 metres in width plus a stand-alone flexi step system lift to the stage from the audience side.
- The project was awarded the CEF/Specify Awards 2009 – Restoration Category winner and RSUA Design Awards 2010 – Commendation.
Client: Belfast City Council
Main Contractor: Graham Construction Ltd
Services: Mechanical and Electrical
Duration: 80 weeks