Shortlist Revealed for Belfast Expo Centre

17 February 2011 (Last Updated February 17th, 2011 18:30)

Developers have released a shortlist of five architects selected to work on the regeneration of the Andersontown Police Barracks in Belfast, Ireland. The building will be transformed into an Expo Centre which will showcase the wider regeneration of west Belfast. The Northern I

Developers have released a shortlist of five architects selected to work on the regeneration of the Andersontown Police Barracks in Belfast, Ireland.

The building will be transformed into an Expo Centre which will showcase the wider regeneration of west Belfast.

The Northern Ireland Department for Social Development Belfast Regeneration office is working in partnership with West Belfast Partnership Board, PLACE and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the project.

The five shortlisted firms are Grafton Architects with Adam Kara Taylor, Hawkins Brown Architect with North Seven, Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects with Carmody Groarke, Neils Torp with WDR and RT Taggart, and URS Scott Wilson with Hackett Hall McKnight.

The proposals for the £12m ($19.31m) project will be judged by a design panel with Daniel Libeskind as its chair.

The designs submitted by the firms will be assessed on 1 August, according to constructionindex.co.uk.