Stormont House

Stormont House (also called Speaker's House) is the headquarters of the Northern Ireland Office, it is situated in the Stormont Estate in Belfast in Northern Ireland.


It served as the official residence of the Speaker of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland between 1921 and 1972. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. For part of the time it was actually lived in by a number of Prime Ministers of Northern Ireland in preference to their own official residence, Stormont Castle, which was used primarily as offices. Many speakers in this period had already opted to live elsewhere.


The Social Security Agency building shares its grounds with Stormont House, however it is separated from the main building by a fence.


The Northern Ireland Office is currently based at Stormont House after relocating from Stormont Castle nearby.