Bank Buildings (Primark), Belfast

A major fire in 2018 caused extensive structural damage to Bank Buildings. A complete restoration of the Grade B1 Listed structure is currently ongoing. We have helped in the process of bringing this important structure back to its former glory by undertaking detailed measurements of the façade’s architectural features as well as material investigations of the various fire damaged structural elements.

McFarland Consulting were appointed to undertake comprehensive surveys and material investigations to the building’s external facades as well as various fire damaged structural elements. Due to significant health and safety risks of working within a damaged structure, works were phased in co-ordination with demolition works.

We were able to safely and successfully carry out detailed surveys, investigate structural composition, extract material samples and supply detailed drawings and information about the structure.  Our works assisted the design team in developing their remedial approach by gaining an understanding of various historical features of the building prior to its partial demolition.