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Transformation of Arts & Culture Centre Set to Commence

Transformation of Arts & Culture Centre Set to Commence

A £1.6m contract with Derry City and Strabane District Council has been secured which will involve the construction of an extension as well as the refurbishment of New Gate Arts & Culture Centre.

The project will consist of an extension and alterations to the existing arts centre at 20-22 Hawkin Street in Derry/Londonderry to provide modern performance, multi-use spaces, offices, and a café for North-West Culture Partnership. The project will also provide enhanced facilities for visitors, and space for nurturing and developing art-based community activities. A primary aim is that the development will achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

The employer’s design team includes:
Lead Consultant: Faithful + Gould
Project Manager: Faithful + Gould
Architect: McGurk Architects
Quantity Surveyor: Faithful + Gould
Structural Engineer: Design ID
Civil Engineer: McGurk Architects
Mechanical Engineer: Cogan & Shackleton
Electrical Engineer: Cogan & Shackleton
Acoustician: F.R. Mark & Associates
BREEAM Advisor: Cogan & Shackleton
Planning Consultant: MBA Planning
Audio Visual Consultant: Cogan & Shackleton

This project is registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

See below for:

  • Image of the existing building.
  • Image of the extended building on completion.

Artist’s impression by McGurk Architects.

On the 2nd February 2022 Gary Middleton MLA, Junior Minister, cut the first sod in the redevelopment project. He was joined by Graham Warke, Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District. See below for video from the event.

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To read more about the project, click here.