As part of the Department for Social Development “Belfast: Streets Ahead” public realm improvement project, 8 feature lighting masts have been installed along the east side of Donegall Place. These feature lighting masts have been designed to create a significant impact on the street while taking into account the historic setting. They have been influenced by Belfast’s industrial heritage, the linen industry and our maritime traditions. The masts have been engineered and built in Northern Ireland using innovative techniques combined with traditional craftsmanship.
Each mast celebrates Northern Ireland’s industrial maritime heritage and commemorates one of the great White Star Line ships built in Belfast by Harland and Wolff. Names of the vessels are as follows on order of their position from City Hall:
These copper clad masts are 16.2 metres in height and are illuminated daily from dusk to dawn to correspond with calendar events and activities. Also, they can be dressed with a banner.