Robinson McIlwaine LLP is located at 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast in the Docklands area of Belfast. The practice relocated there in 2005 after a long period in the south of the city and initiated a model regeneration and sustainability project to refurbish the derelict building purchased from Laganside Corporation. The building was the former operating base of NIE in Belfast City Centre and the quality of space, natural light and natural ventilation in the building was attractive and the proximity to the city's new Cathedral Quarter area informed the choice of location. The refurbishment and fit-out exploited the industrial aesthetic of the building to create contemporary architects offices as and a new contemporary art gallery on the ground floor for the Golden Thread Gallery. The premises are located within 10 minutes of Belfast City Hall and close to the nearby University of Ulster. The forecourt of the building has been transformed into a new landscaped public space enjoyed by the practice, the art gallery and the wider arts and social community.