Rarely during the course of normal business does a Company get the opportunity to work on such a prestigious and yet challenging project as John Bell House.
Belfast Technical College was built at the turn of the 19th Century to provide trade based education to the growing Belfast City population. This was brought about by the City’s rise to the world’s leading industrial and engineering capital with industries such as tobacco, shipbuilding, and textiles.
Farrell secured this majored contract with leading Irish Contractor O’Hare Mc Govern to provide a full, almost turnkey project to the proposed new student accommodation project to be known as John Bell house. After an extensive interior and exterior refurbishment, Farrell provided all fixed furniture and loose bedroom and kitchen furniture including all appliances and loose kitchen equipment.
Over 400 no bedrooms based around a central external cluster arrangement and internal courtyard Studios were completed in just under 1 year to an exceptionally high standard using a modified version of Farrell Eclipse range in a white matt finish.
The challenges were many, but no more so than the myriad of differing room styles sizes and building tolerances. Farrell space planned the entire building measuring each bedroom and kitchen and all areas were fitted using a local Belfast based installation team managed by the Farrell team based in the factory in Ardee.
This stunning landmark, Grade Two listed building, serves the increasing local demand brought about by the increasing student numbers from both Queens University and the world renowned Ulster University which has recently relocated part of its Jordanstown campus into the Belfast City centre.