Selected Projects ↓

13 Church Street 
Café-bar, skateshop and workspace
325m2


A hemmed-in site in Cardiff city centre, neglected but storied, now renovated to make a shared home for Bacareto and Cardiff Skateboard Club. From a narrow shopfront the building gradually opens up through a bar, kitchen and shop to a new dining room/screening space and outdoor terrace tucked amongst rooftops at the back.

Designed in collaboration with Melissa Appleton
Photography: Polly Thomas

Dames Road
Home and music studio
162m2


A former church hall in east London reanimated as a home and studio for two musicians. The grandiose front is retained, repaired and surrounded with planting like a landscape folly. Inside, a single new volume houses a recording studio below and bedroom above, leaving a bright double-height kitchen and mezzanine space looking onto a patio garden. 

ESL Studio 1
Event space and broadcast studio
535m2


Repurposing of a storage warehouse in the Midlands to create a national base for ESL, a leading e-sports producer. The main volume was turned into a fully-equipped production facility for live online broadcasting and serves as the UK’s first dedicated space for esports gaming events. A rare ‘sui generis’ planning permission was secured for this new type of venue, outside of established planning definitions.

Reichenberger Strasse
Label base and recording studio
114m2


Inhabitation of one floor of a typical Berliner courtyard block to make a home for an independent music label. Two compact production suites sit behind a large, flexible lounge area used for working, meeting, songwriting and performance. Around this runs a backdrop of heavy curtains that expand and contract as needed, allowing users to fine tune the acoustics of the space.

© Niall Gallacher 2021