LHC Design is pleased to announce we are working with KARST, Plymouth’s largest independent, contemporary visual arts venue. Over recent years KARST have received great recognition as an ambitious, cutting edge arts organisation with an international reach.
We have previously undertaken RIBA Stage 3 feasibility proposals for works to KARST’s existing home spaces in Millbay, Plymouth. This work aimed to support KARST’s continued growth, contribute to the regeneration of this part of Plymouth and to ensure these existing spaces are fit for purpose.
LHC will now be developing this project to RIBA Stages 4 to 7 with works to include:
- Creating a new welcoming and fully accessible entrance including a platform lift.
- Introducing signage, branding and public art to more clearly to signpost KARST in Millbay.
- Installing much needed heating, lighting and other building services to allow occupancy and programming of visual arts throughout the year.
- Providing appropriate WC provision, including an accessible WC.
- Undertaking a range of building fabric repairs, including replacing doors and windows.
KARST has successfully secured funding for the project from Arts Council England, Plymouth City Council, The Box, Foyle Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.
Associate Keiran Bartlett, who is leading the project for LHC Design, said:
This is an exciting project to be involved in and part of a growing body of work for LHC within the Arts sector. For KARST this is an opportunity to consolidate their reputation as Plymouth’s cutting edge contemporary visual arts venue. Construction will be complete in time for KARST to show work as part of British Art Show 9 in 2021, in partnership with The Box and in collaboration with The Hayward Gallery in London.
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