Fotografo: © Andrew Smith

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Fotografo: © Andrew Smith

Interior glass roof

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Interior glass roof

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Fotografo: © Graham Gaunt

Interior bar

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Interior bar

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The ambitions of Music Heritage Ltd, the promoters of NCPM, were to make the first viable attraction in Britain centred on music. It would key-in to the vibrant local music industry, and give Sheffield a new landmark. They would have achieved all three had the displays been up to the standard of the building, which received considerable praise in the press. Our idea was simple. Lift four circular galleries up to first floor level, and bring visitors to their level by way of a wide central stair. People would choose which gallery to enter first, and effectively would write their own script. The building is now a successful music venue known as the ‘Hub’.

Client:

Music Heritage Ltd.

Design team:

Nigel Coates, Doug Branson, Allan Bell, Guy Dickinson, Chris Haine

Project partners:

Contractor: HPG Construction Ltd.
Consultant: Buro Happold London, Max Fordham

Fotografo: © Graham Gaunt

City view

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City view

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Drum close-up

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Drum close-up

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Fotografo: © Nigel Coates

Construction interior joiner

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Construction interior joiner

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Fotografo: © Nigel Coates

Construction exterior joiner

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Construction exterior joiner

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CAD drawings by Nigel Coates

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CAD drawings by Nigel Coates

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Fotografo: © Nigel Coates

Drum top fabrication

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Drum top fabrication

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Computer collage by Nigel Coates

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Computer collage by Nigel Coates

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Model by Andrew Putler

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Model by Andrew Putler

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