Making Way For A New McWhinney!

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Hamilton Architects have won a £1.3m contract to extend and refurb McWhinney Memorial Hall at Ards Community Hospital, Newtownards, to provide new meeting room suites, an adjoining breakout area for large events, and high specification refurbishment of the main hall.  Work began on site this month with demolition of the existing wraparound blocks to make […]

Creative Hub to breathe new life into Bushmills Courthouse

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Plans have been submitted for the new Creative Hub for Enterprise Causeway on the site of the old Bushmills Courthouse, with work scheduled to begin on site in September. The hub, which has secured more than €5m funding via the Interreg Peace IV initiative, will offer a vibrant creative space for like-minded designer-makers to work […]

St Mary’s + Glenravel = Perfect Peace!

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Hamilton Architects have been granted planning approval for a nine classroom, 1,975m2, school building for 250 pupils at Mary Queen of Peace Primary School at Glenravel, Ballymena. The proposed development will facilitate the amalgamation of two existing schools, St Mary’s Primary of Cargan and Glenravel Primary of Martinstown. A bespoke design pays tribute to the […]

It’s Official! South West College, Enniskillen, is a Passive House Premium World First

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The £30m Erne Campus of South West College, designed by Hamilton Architects, is officially the world’s first educational – and currently the largest – Passive House Premium rated building. Economy Minister Diane Dodds announced the accreditation while visiting the 8,000sqm state-of-the-art project in Enniskillen, which opens to 800 full-time and 2,000 part-time students and 120 […]

Hamilton Architects Welcome New Director of Conservation

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Hamilton Architects are delighted to welcome Ben Aston RIBA SCA on to the team as our Director of Conservation. Ben has 22 years’ experience of working on listed buildings up to Grade 1, ranging from pure conservation, through to alteration and creative reuse. As a Specialist Conservation Architect, he has produced iconic award-winning projects which […]

Education Minister Peter Weir cuts the first sod on Limavady Shared Education Campus

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Education Minister Peter Weir has cut the first sod to begin work on the £11m Limavady Shared Education Campus, designed by Hamilton Architects. Minister Weir said: “The first building blocks were the school relationships.  This new investment will have positive impacts for Limavady High, St Mary’s and the wider community.”  Hamilton Architect’s design for the […]

South West College Wins Top BREEAM Award


Hamilton Architects are delighted to announce that one of our premium projects, South West College in Enniskillen, has won the BREEAM Public Sector Project-Design Stage Award. South West College’s Erne Campus is the first Passivhaus Premium education building in the UK and was up against a number of outstanding other entrants, including the University of […]

Planning permission granted for new £19m school in Carrick


Ulidia Integrated College has been granted planning permission for a new £19m three-storey school in Carrickfergus, designed by Hamilton Architects. Mid and East Antrim Council granted an application for a replacement building to be constructed on the school’s existing site at Victoria Road. Around 700 pupils will be accommodated in 43 classrooms. The 10,314sq metre […]

Ask an Architect 2021 is live – Ask Us and Help a Good Cause

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2021 Ask an Architect website is now live. Hamilton Architects is delighted to be taking part in this year’s annual event, organised by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects and the Jill Todd Trust. Architects across Northern Ireland are opening up their practices between now and the end of May to raise funds for cancer […]

Hamilton Architects Signs Better Mental Health Pledge

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Hamilton Architects have signed a pledge in support of measures to promote positive mental health among young architectural technologists. CIAT, the professional body for architectural technologists, are working with David Comiskey of Ulster University to encourage good practice among employers, industry professional, academics and students. David, a member of CIAT and Senior Lecturer at The […]