- St Columb’s Hall is a strategically important building sitting adjacent to Derry’s historic City walls and between two large contemporary structures.
- The St Columb’s Hall Trust have taken a 30 year lease with the option to buy the building from the owner
- The interface with the Walls has enormous potential for development.
The Hall is a Grade A listed building in a landmark site, spanning 45,000 square feet
- In the last few years, the building has been used sporadically, and there is now a clear need for renovation and regeneration of the site.
- Architectural Heritage Fund have just committed funding to the St Columb’s Hall Trust for the completion of a condition survey of the building which will fully assess the building and the likely cost of renovation works.
Conal McFeely, Chairperson of the St Columb’s Hall Trust welcomed the funding,
“St Columb’s Hall is a landmark site in our city. It has been an intrinsic piece of the cultural, architectural and historical fabric of Derry since 1886. The Hall was built from donations from local people and there is still an enormous bond between the building and the community. In addition, it’s Grade A listing reflects the importance of the craft and creativity of its design.
We now need to revive it and St Columb’s Hall Trust are delighted to receive this funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund, which will allow us to determine the exact work required to the building to bring it back into use again for the community.”