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A new location, a new building, a new era
In August 2007 Titanic Quarter Limited was awarded a contract to provide a site, and design and build the new record office. Their development team included Todd Architects who designed the new building and Harcourt Construction (N.I.) Ltd who were responsible for the construction element of the project.
Construction commenced on 24 November 2008 and the building was officially handed over to DCAL on 22 September 2010. Following the completion of the decant of the records to their new home and internal fitting out within the building, the new record office opened its doors to the public on 30 March 2011.
The building is designed to meet high sustainability targets and achieved a (BREEAM) 2006 Rating of ‘Excellent’ (British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) as well as several building and design awards.
The new state-of-the-art building provides fully inclusive access for all users, excellent research areas and services as well as storage facilities which meet the professional standards for the storage and display of archives (BS5454:2000);
The link below takes you to a slideshow of the new building.
Integrated Art Project
In support of the government’s commitment to promote the collaboration between artists, design professionals, and clients and encourage the integration of art in the design of public buildings and places, PRONI’s new building incorporates pieces of artwork within the fabric of the building.
These pieces of art not only enhance the design of the building but enrich the visitor experience for members of the public.
The link below takes you to an on-line booklet produced by the Integrated Art Co-Ordinator Rita Duffy which explains the artwork within the building.