Mascott Construction has been appointed to undertake the major refurbishment and fit-out works to one of Belfast’s most iconic buildings, Custom House.
Located at Custom House Square in central Belfast, the Grade B+ listed building was designed by Sir Charles Lanyon, one of Belfast’s leading architects and built by D & J Fulton between 1854 and1857. It is viewed as one of the finest neoclassical buildings in Belfast and represents a strong link to the city’s industrial heritage.
Custom House was acquired last year by Straidorn Properties, the property investment arm of local businessman Neil McKibbin and his family, who have made an overall investment of £7.5m to refurbish the 58,000 sq. ft space into new, stylish office accommodation.
Straidorn has developed a scheme with local architectural practice Todd which sympathetically links and enhances the industrial origins, splendour, character and historical features of the existing building to the expectations of modern office users. Work is scheduled to be completed by June 2022.
Jonathan Payne, Managing Director of Mascott said: “We are absolutely delighted with our appointment for this prestigious project. It demonstrates a commitment and support to the local construction industry by Straidorn. This project will offer employment for up to 100 people throughout its construction period, bringing local skills to a local project for a local client.”
PHOTO: Pictured at Custom House are (L-R) Jonathan Payne, Managing Director of Mascott, Neil McKibbin, director of Straidorn Properties and Mark Hanna, director at Mascott.