This apartment scheme is the second phase of original design proposals for the site by White Ink and provides 14 apartments in a 3-storey brick building on Windsor Park within the Malone Conservation Area, Belfast.
Using our knowledge of Phase 1 White Ink worked closely with the client and the design team to review Phase 2 design to improve efficiency whilst retaining all aspects of the original planning approved design – ensuring the project was financially feasible and deliverable and met the necessary statutory, regulatory and sustainability requirements.
Situated on a residential tree-lined street, the modern design respects the traditional building line and is in sympathy with the grain of the built form of Windsor Park.
The brick facade incorporates finely detailed brick textures – a modern reference to the exuberant brick detail of its Victorian neighbours.
Phase 2 replicates the award winning first phase which was completed in 2013 providing 28 apartments for university staff in two independent blocks. Read more on Phase 1.
Photography by Donal McCann Photography Ltd
“White Ink Architects were always happy to engage in matters of minor detail, and that underpinned the success of this development.”
“We approached White Ink Architects following the viewing of their project – The Hill House. We felt that their careful response to working with and integration to existing buildings would be key to the success of our project. We are delighted with the openness of the new glazed extension and its ability to cross the divide between the internal and external realms.”
“White Ink Architects stood by their concept throughout design development and were able to demonstrate value when aspects of the design were challenged… such conviction has paid off… Project deliverables have met programme and quality targets.”
“They combine design flair with technical knowledge and bring the much needed element of ‘common sense’ to the design and build process.”
“They work in a collaborative and responsive way showing consideration and understanding of our functional needs, and our financial and time constraints.”
“They are always pro-active and prompt in dealing with the day to day issues that occur on a project.”
“…the refurbishment of the Whitehall Building is a feather in the cap for Sandy Row… its refurbishment breathes new life into the area.”
“White Ink Architects provided a unique and strong visual solution to this project working closely with our teams to ensure functionality was not compromised.”