Spike Island

Bristol, United Kingdom 2003–2006

Client: Spike Island

This commission involved working with the arts organisation Spike Island on their building in Bristol. Since its formation in the late 1990s, Spike Island has established itself as a significant national centre for the contemporary visual arts, combining artist studios, work, and exhibition spaces. The organisation is located in a former tea-packing factory at the Cumberland Basin, on the edge of Bristol’s Harbourside. It offers a total of seventy long-let studios and spaces for arts-related businesses, whose rent generates revenue for the activities of the trust.

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Drawings

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Proposed ground floor

Drawings 2

Proposed first floor

Drawings 3

Elevations

Credits

Location
Bristol, United Kingdom

Date
2003–2006

Client
Spike Island

Area
7,000m²

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project team
Lorenzo De Chiffre, Christiane Felber, Rod Heyes, Ah-Ra Kim

Collaborating artists
Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins

Structural engineer
Price & Myers

Services engineer
BDP

Project manager
Chamberlain Construction & Consultancy

Quantity surveyor
Gardiner & Theobold

Planning surveyor
Gleeds Health & Safety

Photography
Ioana Marinescu