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St Malachy’s Church lands another award

Published 21/05/2010

St Malachy's Church in Belfast's Markets area
St Malachy's Church in Belfast's Markets area
The old sanctuary (above) was completely revamped during the extensive renovations

It has already notched up two prestigious architectural awards this week and, St Malachy’s Church in Belfast has just received its third.

The Catholic church, which lies in the heart of the Markets area, is one of three buildings from Northern Ireland that have been singled out for a Royal Institute of British Architects Award.

Downe Hospital in Downpatrick and Kevin Kahan Salon in Bangor were also named.

The annual awards recognise architectural excellence and are awarded to firms and companies that have either designed, built or restored a building in the UK or Europe.

Consarc Conservation won its award for the restoration of St Malachy’s. Around £3.7m was spent on restoring the church which is the only building in Ireland to be built in the Elizabethan tudor Gothic style.

More than 100 awards are expected to be handed out today throughout the UK.

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