FORMER BANK OF IRELAND ART DECO BUILDING – PHOTOGRAPHED MAY 2015 ROYAL AVENUE IN BELFAST
Unfortunately there are many landmark buildings in Belfast that could be described as derelict and many have been in such a state for many years. This particular building has been derelict since the Bank Closed in 2005
Early this year  a plan to redevelop the building as a hotel was announced but currently there is no further information available.
An attractive Art Deco building finished in Portland Limestone, located on an important corner site in Belfast city centre. Now derelict and Grade B+ Listed.
The building has three bays along North Street and four bays on Royal Avenue, meeting at a chamfered corner. The corner is capped by a typical Art Deco style tower and clock and features decorative metal panels between the windows.
The Bank of Ireland building was completed in 1930 by Joseph Downes, and James Scott built the Sinclair House as a department store in 1935. The two facing buildings compliment one other.