Carlisle Memorial Church
Carlisle Memorial Church is a landmark heritage building and an integral part of the fabric of the city of Belfast. It is situated on what was the frontline of the divide in the religious communities of the city, and fell into disuse and disrepair during the years of conflict in Northern Ireland. Placed on the World Monument Fund’s Watch List in 2010, stabilisation works have been carried out to arrest further deterioration of the structure.
Our team of Conservation experts at ByrneLooby London were appointed to inspect and advise, in respect to restoring the church. All the ends of the roof trusses over the nave and aisles had decayed – often to 100% loss of support. These were replaced with steel brackets rather than temporary supports, but could be altered in any future scheme. The roof was made watertight, generous roof drainage provided and glass removed to enhance ventilation.