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This project expanded Sheffield’s international contemporary art space into a neighbouring disused bus garage and car showroom to provide additional exhibition space, a new visitor reception, café and bookshop.

The original building’s steel-trussed roof was supported on masonry walls. At the end of the main gallery space a new rooflight, running the full width of the building, was located between the trusses and existing in-plane bracing adjusted accordingly. In order to obviate strengthening of the existing roof structure, we worked closely with the architect to keep weight of ceiling and insulation down.

The building was located above Sheffield City Archives which had to remain in operation throughout construction. The new masonry façade was supported on a new RC corbel anchored to the existing basement wall cast above ground to avoid disruption to the archives below.

An existing mezzanine floor was dismantled and reconstructed at a higher level to allow step-free access to the adjoining building. In order to avoid fire protection of one visual column, alternative load paths were established to allow the column to be considered sacrificial in the fire case.

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Sheffield, UK
DRDH Architects
David Grandorge