Belvoir Youth Centre

This contemporary Youth Centre was built adjacent the operational Belvoir Primary School. The building is formed around a central courtyard. It features a glazed colonnade overlooking the external sports ‘amphitheatre’ with raised boundary seating. Materials include glulam timber beams, exposed internal brickwork, birch ply cladding and extensive use of glass.

Accommodation includes: Teaching spaces, computer rooms, kitchen and dining space, group room, social space, a large multipurpose hall with stage and A/V facilities, Reception, offices and toilets.

Key Features:

  • BREEAM Very Good rating
  • The split level nature of the site entailed a large retaining wall to deal with the difference in levels. The retaining wall was tanked using a Self-adhesive HDPE waterproofing membrane
  • Glulam timber and plywood ceilings were installed and protected to prevent weather damage
  • The adjacent Primary School was occupied throughout the duration of the Contract. Due to stringent Health and Safety controls no accidents or incidents occurred during construction
  • A 110,000 volt overhead power cable crossed the site. We liaised with NIE and agreed the site restrictions necessary to enable safe working under the power lines
Key Project Information
Architect SEELB
Value £1.4m
Duration 52 weeks
Extra Information
Location SEELB
Sectors Community
Woodvale delivered a great facility in a thoroughly professional and competent manner. The SEELB and the users of the Youth club are delighted with the quality of the new Belvoir Youth Club
Stephen Connolly, Head of SEELB Property