Centre for Contempoary Arts, Nottingham
Main Contractor

Sol Construction Limited

High-profile project inspired by the nearby Lace Market, creating the largest single gallery in the East Midlands. This unique structure has already proven a new landmark for Nottingham and demonstrates the versatility of concrete in respect of shapes, sizes, colours, textures and finished for both pre-cast and exposed interior in-situ.

A high level of ingenuity and multi-disciplinary technical input was required to fulfil the demanding brief within the budget of this publicly-funded project. A 4-storey structure with 3 floors below ground on steeply sloping topography, the challenges which had left this site undeveloped until now included extensive utility diversion works, severely restricted access, railway structures, and the need for the structure to span 40m over the Broadmarsh man-made caves.
Concrete Society - Judges Comments:
“... well executed, required tricky logistics... The clear span to bridge the caves creates an impressive space ..."