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Transport House - Open House Belfast
Sat 22 October 2016, 12:15 – 13:00 BST
An iconic modernist office building built for the Amalgamated Transport & General Workers Un-ion. Transport House was designed in the ‘International Style’ by J.J. Brennan and is clad in a unique green faience, including a distinctive tiled mural depicting Belfast’s diverse industries. The building was opened in 1959 and in 1994 it was one of the youngest buildings in the city to be listed.
It fell out of use in recent years however the union Unite now propose to refurbish the building and relocate back to Transport House – restoring this landmark building on the route of the now culverted River Farset.This is a rare opportunity to go behind the hoarding, access this iconic landmark, and get a unique view of the adjacent Albert Clock and St George’s Church.
Guided by Declan Hill, director of Belfast Urban Studio CIC and previously The Forum for Alternative Belfast.
Note: This tour runs from 12.15 - 13.00.
Architect: JJ Brennan
For more events in the Open House Belfast festival, visit http://openhousebelfast.org