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Join us for a discussion on protecting on some of the heritage buildings in the Belfast City area.

February 9, 2024
2 Royal Avenue, Belfast. BT1 1DA
11:00 - 13:00

Do we really care about our built heritage? Why are so many historic buildings 'at risk'? How can we safeguard these heritage assets for the future?

We frequently see the demise and demolition of valuable historic buildings, the Orpheus (2015), the Victorian buildings on North Street Upper (2016) and more recently Gilpin’s Factory (2020) and Havelock House (2023). Meanwhile, other significant buildings in Belfast are being successfully reused and brought back to life, such as 2 Royal Avenue and Carlisle Memorial Church, each a testament to the efforts of their champions, campaigners and officers. We stand to learn much from these success stories to address our built heritage that remains at risk. Led by Queen's University's Heritage Hub, we will learn from Ken Griffin, Save Havelock House; Rebekah McCabe, Save CQ; Terry McKeown, St Josephs in Sailortown; James Cromey and David Price, Heritage Clustering - North Belfast Heritage Cluster.

Chaired by Dr Agustina Martire from QUB. Register at

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