Unites disparate parts into a convincing and coherent whole
East RIBA Regional Award 2019
MCW Architects for ACE Foundation
Contract value: Undisclosed
GIA: 465 m²
The second phase of a Victorian farm conversion for arts use, this impressive project unites disparate parts into a convincing and coherent whole. Stapleford Granary has transformed a collection of tumbledown outbuildings into a well-cared for courtyard and arts centre. The main new-build element on the project is a transparent corridor running by the side of existing outbuildings, to form a welcoming entrance and a foyer for the existing small concert hall. The architect has dealt with complex level changes to make the building accessible. It has used skill and care in making repairs and adaptations to the building with a quiet subtlety.