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”
Artistic Director & CEO
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.