Hawkin Street, Derry City.
NEW GATE ARTS & CULTURE CENTRE
This Small Theatre and Performing Arts project provides a shared space for cultural and educational activities within the Fountain Estate. The projects overriding aim is to help re-establish community confidence and ensure good relations. The scheme involves the retrofit, alteration and extension of the existing corner terrace Arts Centre to provide space for a new theatre performance space, café, multi-purpose rooms, office space, rooftop terrace and various amenities.
The design approach introduces a contemporary architectural intervention that will make a statement whilst respecting the immediate surrounding historical context, on Hawkin Street, Kennedy Place and the Welch-Margetson shirt factory building on Horace Street. The project received planning approval and will tender Spring 2021.