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Forge Studio, Allendale


This project provides studio space for 14 artists. The studios vary in size to suit photographer, visual artist, potter, etc., and includes a recording studio.

The ground floor space has a café with wall space to display local artists work, along with a separate shop and a gallery to show-case individual artists work.

The initial design period was particularly restricted to suit the funding body's timescale: four weeks from appointment to submitting a planning application, which included for design, client discussions and cost planning. The building forms an important element in the street scene of Allendale.

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