BAC17 credit Philip Vile

Battersea Arts Centre

Transformative Masterplan


Battersea, London



Procurement Route

Single Stage Traditional
Two Stage Design & Build


Civic Trust AABC Conservation Award 2020
Wood Award 2019
Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2019

"You regularly went above and beyond to ensure the organisation was protected and was not financially exposed, working extremely closely with our Capital Project Manger and the wider team. Bristow have become trusted advisors, colleagues and friends delivering every phase on or below budget”

David Jubb

Artistic Director & CEO

Since 1974 it has been home to the arts centre that is regarded as one of the most important incubators of new performance work in the UK.

The multi phased capital programme gradually transformed the entire building into a powerhouse of creative communal activity and an explicit record of the buildings vivid history.

Projects included the creation of a new public outdoor courtyard performance space by selectively stripping back, patching in a disused light well, and the conversion of unused attics and rooftops for the organisation’s offices and garden and refurbishing of the existing cafe expanding its offering and commercial model.

Cumulatively, these interventions have resulted in the reconfiguration of the entire interior to allow the possibility of multiple, interconnected performance, heritage and community uses, equipping the organisation for the next phase of its life and securing commercial sustainability for the future.

Project Gallery

BAC26 credit Philip Vile
BAC24 credit Nicholas Hartwright
BAC23 credit Nicholas Hartwright
BAC21 credit Morley von Sternberg
BAC20 credit Alex Brenner
BAC19 credit Philip Vile
BAC18 credit Philip Vile
BAC17 credit Philip Vile
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