Tropical work for S.McConnell & Sons

One of the key aspects of the £3.8million restoration of the Tropical Ravine in Belfast was to return the building to how the Victorians designed the original back in 1887 and the expert team at S.McConnell & Sons played a key role in this.

The Listed building, which dates back to 1887, has been restored with many of its original Victorian features reinstated and preserved. The stonework specialists repointed all the distinctive brickwork, both internally and externally, in what was a straightforward yet sizeable job. In addition, the red sandstone window cills and the brick archways and keystones around the windows were all repaired, restored or replaced, as necessary. The windows and stone pediment on the gable wall received due care and attention, with repairs to each element and the stringcourses.

“We are delighted to be involved in the restoration of another iconic building in Belfast,” said Paul Morris, Contracts Manager at S.MConnell & Sons. “It is a unique building and we worked closely with the architect to ensure that we could sympathetically restore this beautiful facility.”

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