The Scottish Provident Building, Belfast
028 9091 8200
Not open to the Public
7 Donegall Square West Belfast
The Scottish Provident Building is not open to the Public but you can access a Virtual tour of the Building via the Website below. In person Tours may also be booked in advance using the same website.
Tel: 028 9091 8200
Housed the Office of Sir Ernest Clark, Undersecretary for Ireland and ‘Mid-wife’ to Northern Ireland state 1920-21.
The Scottish Provident Building is one of the most impressive late Victorian/early Edwardian structures in the City of Belfast, having been started in 1897 and completed in 1902. The Scottish Provident building thus predates its close neighbour, Belfast City Hall, by four years.
It is a grand symmetrical multi bay sandstone Office Building built in the Italianate style to the designs of Young & Mackenzie. it overlooks Belfast’s grand City Hall Building.
It is made up of six storeys with a Basement below and an Attic Storey above. It is U shaped in plan
The Building features a Copper Roof now Green with age, and number of carvings, Panels and decorative Heads that was a tangible manifestation of the City of Belfast’s global commercial success in Rope Making, Linen Making and Ship Building.
It was originally occupied by The Scottish Provident Institution with Commercial Units below.
The Building regains its link with business remaining Home for many local entrepreneurs and established businesses.
Carvings and sculpture were made by Purdy & Millards whilst Stained glass which appears in the First floor lobby was realised by Ward & Partners depicting Scottish Coats of Arms.
The ornamental Sculpture includes carvings of Female heads representing Scotland, England, Ireland, India, Sudan and Canada