Commercial, Developments

VALUE: £5.6 million

Duration: 62 weeks

This unique, 51,000 sq ft multi-purpose building was created for Barnfield Construction’s joint venture company, Pendle Enterprise and Regeneration Limited (PEARL).  As part of the design and build contract all rooms and areas were fully architecturally designed with the ground floor housing:

• A reception area

• Studio 11 – state of the art recording studio (which is fully integrated to other performance rooms)

• Create and Move – Vibrant multipurpose room and a Dance/aerobics studio

• a bistro leading out onto a courtyard with kitchens supporting both the bistro and function rooms on the second floor

• A 200 seat performance area with control room which is used for cinema/theatre and live performances with the aid of retractable audience seating.

The first floor incorporates:

• Play & Encounter – two function rooms capable of seating 300 people split by acoustic separating screens for multi use

• Talk and Think – meeting rooms

• A gallery displaying material available from artists in the local area

The Second and third floors accommodate the ACE business centre which offers a reception area to the 30 individual managed office suites ranging from 350 – 1,500 sq ft each demonstrating the highest quality specification and finishes with stunning views.

Features

• Various areas around the building were clad with pre paternated Copper in order to create a vibrant and striking looking building

• The spectacular flagship steel frame is clad with brick and natural stone sympathetic with its neighbour Number One Market Street

• The ACE Centre was completed in front of programme including extensive variations along the way and opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent

Challenges

• The acoustics of the building played a major part in the design of the mixed use building with acoustic pads and independent steel work being needed for areas such as the recording studio, multipurpose theatre and function rooms in order to eliminate noise into and out of these rooms