Watch: Familiar landmark at Ulster Hospital is ‘going, going gone’

A familiar landmark at the Ulster Hospital, known as the ‘Tulip’ is being demolished.

The ‘Tulip’, a vast cold water storage tank, which is now over 50 years old, was initially installed in the early 1960’s as an essential part of the mechanical infrastructure for the hospital.

Tulip before demolition

Tulip before demolition

It was the very first structure to appear on the green field site, and for some months was the only sign of the new hospital.

But now it is surrounded on three sides by the Ulster Hospital of the future: the recently opened Critical Care block, the new Ward Block due to open early next year and the site of the Acute Services Block where enabling works are underway.

The function of the ‘Tulip’ has now been replaced by new state of the art technology, as part of the on-going Ulster Hospital Redevelopment.

The demolition is being co-ordinated by the site contractor, Graham Bam Healthcare Partnership.