Culture and leisure case studies

  • Southport Cultural Centre

    Integrating three existing Victorian buildings in the heart of the resort to create an arts complex with national clout and local appeal.

  • The Quad, Derby

    A community arts centre with an international agenda at the heart of Derby’s cultural regeneration. Designed by Fielden Clegg Bradley.

  • British Library Centre for Conservation, London

    The Design Quality Indicator (DQI) was used to define stakeholder priorities and aspirations and to measure benchmarks of quality through the design development of the British Library Centre for Conservation.

  • Wysing Arts CentreWysing arts centre, Bourn, Cambridgeshire

    The Wysing Arts Centre in rural Cambridgeshire provides local and international artists with studio and exhibition space that supports the creative process. Designed by Hawkins\Brown.

  • Spike IslandSpike Island, Bristol

    Housed in a former factory on Bristol’s harbourside, Spike Island Artspace promotes collaboration between contemporary visual artists, art students and creative businesses. Designed by Caruso St John.

  • Seven storiesSeven stories, Newcastle upon Tyne

    The imaginative Seven Stories building combines old and new to create a dynamic centre for the celebration of children's literature. Designed by GWK Architects.

  • The Devon Guild of CraftsmenThe Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, Devon

    An extension and internal remodelling of the 19th-century Riverside Mill has transformed the building into a contemporary multipurpose space, featuring a gallery, café and shop. Designed by Softroom.

  • The Circus Space (phase 3)The Circus Space (phase 3), Hoxton, London

    Part of an ongoing programme of developments at The Circus Space, phase 3 introduced better connections between buildings and created new studio and performance facilities. Designed by Tim Ronalds Architects.

  • Chinese Arts CentreChinese Arts Centre, Manchester

    Flexible design is at the heart of the Chinese Arts Centre, which combines a gallery, shop, tea room and live/work space for resident artists. Designed by OMI Architects.

  • Belgrade TheatreBelgrade Theatre, Coventry

    A landmark seven-storey extension to the listed Belgrade Theatre houses a flexible second auditorium as well as enhanced public and backstage areas. Designed by Stanton Williams.