The Belfast Building Preservation Trust has a sensible approach to regeneration, they don’t believe in restoration, for restorations sake, but for the good of the wider social community. A building should provide a vehicle for driving the local community and economy and have a positive response to its surroundings. Options analysis with regards to any potential redevelopments use is important as it requires the trust to research what both the local community want in their area, and what potential benefits different uses could have. A successful outcome of engaging local polarised communities on a restoration project on an interface site was Christ Church building on College Square North, part of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Although the negotiation stages with both sides of the community were time consuming due to having to hold separate meetings to avoid conflict, the outcome of the school’s library with public resource areas has been widely commended in its success at integrating both sides of the community as it is used by all and is also popular with West Belfast Féile for events. It is the social success of a restoration project that is the true measure of success. It is vital that a building is self sustainable with the ability to meet its outgoings by income from various sectors. With few funds and trusts available to fund the initial capital to successfully carry out the building works of restoration projects it is even more crucial that the long term funding plan of the building has been properly calculated to ensure that in years to come, there is the required means to maintain the building properly to ensure it does not become neglected once again. As the trust has a revolving fund, it means that it can only take on new projects when there is sufficient income from the sale or lease of previous projects. A new potential project on the horizon for the trust is the 1930’s Floral Hall situated in the grounds of Belfast Zoo owned by the city council. Floral Hall is architecturally significant as it is one of few Art Deco styled building in Belfast. But it also has a huge nostalgic significance to the older generations of Belfast as it was the social hub on the north outskirts of the city where people used to get the tram to for dances, 130,000 people used the hall in one single year. Floral hall has a huge tourist potential and with an increased number of visitors coming to the zoo over the past 3 years, the building could provide additional educational facilities, shops and cafes that can bring in revenue along with the aspect of private functions such as wedding and conferences linking back to the idea of the dance hall and large gatherings, this can also provide income for the sustainability of the building.