Georgian Theatre Royal

Following a legacy of a former patron to the theatre a heritage lottery application was made to maximise the gift. As a part of the legacy a large collection of theatre literature and handbills were also bequeathed to the theatre to add to their collection. A new extended archive space was required to house he enlarged collection. This was found above the grade I listed theatre's museum adjoining the building. This inturn allowed the oringinal archive space opposite the theatre to be re purposed as a learning resource classroom for the many school children who visit each year. In addition the oldest known stage scenery was further conserved and represented in the museum  making the Georgian Theatre Royal tourist and local visitor destination.  

We were extremely pleased with the results of our collaboration with Arctic Associates and would have no hesitation in recommending them.
— Georgian Theatre Royal Project Manager Mirren Hunter

Millside centre

The new Millside Centre in Bradford was developed following the uccessful completion of the first floor office accommodation by Arctic Associates. The practice were coissioned to re-purpose the ground floor of the office bilding as a community resource centre for various social charities operating within Bradford.

Challenges for the refurbshment work included the changes in level across the floor and maintaining access and use of the two floors above through out the contract while the works were carried out. The final result has created a contemporary warm and welcoming safe space for training, feeding, meeting and councelling those using the centre.