Collective Architecture has been appointed to design Scotland’s first Creation Centre, which will be in Glasgow’s magnificent former fish market, The Briggait.
It is for Phase 2 of the redevelopment of The Briggait, a Grade A-listed complex in the city’s medieval Merchant City, which is the Wasps HQ and already provides studios, work and rehearsal space for many artists, performers and creative companies.
The £4 million Briggait Creation Centre will give Glasgow its first dedicated public base for dance and Scotland’s first purpose built accessible space for disabled dancers. It is also Scotland’s first home for the rapidly growing physical performance sector – which includes circus, street theatre, flying trapeze and other aerial skills
Jude Barber, Project Director for Collective Architecture, said: “Our practice has great admiration for Wasps, their partners and the work they do. We are familiar with the wonderful Briggait building, which involves many exciting opportunities and challenges. To have the opportunity to develop a major cultural centre within such a splendid historical setting overlooking the River Clyde is incredibly special.
“Our team has only just commenced work on the project, but we are really looking forward to immersing ourselves in the process with the consultant team at Arup. Our practice has all the necessary skills and expertise and this firmly establishes us in the arts and cultural sector.”
Project Architect Ewan Imrie will lead the Briggait team, which includes Arup Scotland, Atelier Ten and New Acoustics, with Collective Architecture Conservation Architect Gerry Hogan.