Bank of Ireland building, Royal Avenue.

This building was constructed between 1928 and 1930 by J.V. Downes of McDonnel and Dixon of Dublin.

The Bank of Ireland moved out in 2005 and the building has remained derelict since then.

It is Grade B+ listed.[1]

It is a classic example of Art Deco and is made from Portland stone.[2] 

It is five storeys high with a piano noble on the raised ground floor. It has a smooth unornamented appearance with geometric lines. The windows (fenestration) are metal framed and slender to give the building an impression of height.[3]

Do you want to learn more about the history of Belfast? Let me take you on my Bricks and Buildings Tour that includes the Bank of Ireland building!


[1] https://www.archiseek.com/2009/1928-bank-of-ireland-royal-avenue-belfast/ Accessed 26.6.22.

[2] Marcus Patton, Central Belfast, An Historical Gazetteer (Belfast: Ulster Architectural Heritage Society), p.269.

[3] http://www.modernistbritain.co.uk/post/building/Bank+of+Ireland+Building/ Accessed 26.6.22.