A new type of engaging, informal and inhabited public space
Flanagan Lawrence and Tench Maddison Ash Architects for Live Theatre
Contract value: £5.5m
Live Works secures the commercial future of a nationally significant theatre company in an impressively controlled and coherent mixed use city centre development. It preserves the historic quayside grain while providing a new type of engaging, informal and inhabited public space.
The development consists of new commercial office space, refurbished and repurposed grade II almshouses, and a new public space that focuses on an outdoor stage. The repurposing of the almshouses as an educational resource for literacy is both charming and inspiring. It is a sensitive conservation and repurposing of a modest but beautiful building that will surely have a powerful impact on all that visit for years to come.
Regional Conservation Award
Regional Client of the Year