Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Emergence of the new Artist Centre

A lot has happened on the Artist Centre construction site over the last 4 months, and as we excitedly wait for the fast approaching completion date Project Manager Catharine Kidd gives us a progress update....

With just three months to go before the opening of the new Artist Centre at Cove Park in July, the building has really taken shape and form since the last blog.  The building envelope is complete, and it is now possible to get a real sense of what it will look like from the outside with the cladding, black metal roof and large picture windows.  The spaces that have been created inside have been taking our breath away with the views that they are capturing, as is the volume and flow of the spaces.   Over the next couple of months the larch cladding will be finished, the internal finishes will be completed, the new biomass boiler installed, electrical works and plumbing completed as well as the new car parking areas laid.  Cove Park are busy preparing furniture lists and making all important decisions on kitchen taps and worktops ready to furnish and fit-out the new centre in June.

A view from the new building within the treeline from the existing pods.

New studios and accommodation at the end of the new building with warm larch cladding, and windows out across Loch Long.

View of the west and south elevations showing the majority of the new Artist spaces (from left end of the    building – studios and accommodation, offices, meeting room (on the corner), snug and dining area, and part     of the common room. 

View from new entrance area to snug (left) and the new meeting room (right).

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