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Short and Associates, Architects
Contemporary Stamford Architect Practice, Lincolnshire, England, UK
page updated 16 Sep 2017
Short and Associates Architects – Featured Building
Contact Theatre, Manchester University, England
Date built: 1999
photo © Adrian Welch
Manchester University Buildings
Contact’s distinctive building was designed by architect Alan Short and Associates as part of the venue’s 1999 redesign. Arts Council England put up £4.5 m toward the building with the money being matched by English Partnerships and land donated from The University of Manchester. It is located on Devas Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, near the Manchester University’s departments of education and drama. The main 320-seat auditorium (Space 1) was refitted and an 80-seat studio (Space 2) was added in the newly built turret.
Key architectural award: Royal Institute of British Architects Building Of The Year 1999
Contact was founded in 1972 by Barry Sheppard and Hugh Hunt as Manchester Young People’s Theatre as part of the University of Manchester. Following the investment from Arts Council England, Contact was reopened in 1999 as an arts venue for young people.
Short and Associates Architects – Key Projects
Featured Buildings by Short and Associates, Stamford, alphabetical:
Berkhamsted School – Design Centre, Hertfordshire, South East England, England
Date built: 2007
The Garrick, Lichfield, Central England, UK
Date built: 2000-03
The Lighthouse – Arts Centre, 21 Kingland Rd, Poole, Dorset, South West England, UK
Date built: 1998-2002
This nationally important cultural building opened in 1978. The Lighthouse in Poole has a capacity of 2,424. It was conceived as a receiving venue with the vision of injecting cultural provision into Dorset and providing a new home for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO). It is the centre of excellence for live performance, film and visual art in the South West, providing a dynamic, world-class cultural facility for Poole, Dorset and beyond.
UCL – School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London WC1, South East England, UK
Date built: 2002-05/06
RIBA Awards 2006 – London: North London
Braunstone Health & Social Care Centre, Leicester, LE3, central England, UK
Date built: 2002-24
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Short and Associates Architects – Practice Information
Architect studio based in Stamford, near Peterborough, South Kesteven district, Lincolnshire, southeast England, UK
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