HMS Caroline

Northern Irealnd

  • Client: National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Commencement Date: April 2014
  • Completion Date: April 2018
  • Function: Landscape Architect
  • Capital Value: £15m

Provision of a unique and inviting environment worthy of HMS Caroline and showcasing Belfast as a major maritime destination.

Alexandra Dock is a protected Scheduled Monument and all development is subject to consultation and consent.

Our approach was based on improving access, restoring original features where feasible and developing an inspiring environment for visitors with interpretive displays.

The original galleted cobbles were restored by hand. Key historical features, existing and recovered, were incorporated alongside new railings, lighting, seating and an HMS Caroline-based play area.

The resulting sweeping walkway is a sensitive response to theexisting character of the site which also providies a high qualityvisitor experience