Novel clean-up for former Belfast library ahead of festival


By Una Murphy

WORKERS from building firm QMAC Construction joined forces with a housing association on a clean-up of a Belfast landmark ahead of the Open House Festival in the city later this month.

Seamus, Simon, Leon and Jason were the ‘Men at Work’ (pictured above) from the company who volunteered their time and joined with Clanmil Housing Group to clear away overgrown foliage and rubbish from the front and back of the Carnegie Oldpark Library.

The Northern Ireland Foundation, an independent, non-profit organisation based in Belfast, will restore the old library in partnership with the Lower Oldpark Community Association.

The Open House Belfast – Architecture and Engineering Festival will open up some of the city’s most interesting and exciting building and spaces, free of charge, from October 27 to 29.

In addition to viewing historic buildings, architects and designers, including MMAS, an architectural practice in Conway Mill on the Falls Road, will be inviting the public in to see how they work.

Architect Mark Hackett who was a founding partner in Hackett Hall McKnight where he completed award winning buildings, including the MAC arts centre in Belfast, will lead a ‘Cultural Corridor’ walking tour around Clifton Street in north Belfast during the Open House Festival.

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