Design Awards 2011
Creative Industries and Media Centre, Stornoway
ZM have recently completed the Creative Industries and Media Centre (CIMC) in Stornoway. The brief was to convert an existing former textile factory building into a centre which would support and encourage the growth of creative industries businesses in the Outer Hebrides, by providing an environment in which creative individuals or businesses could develop. The building also caters for the expansion of the adjacent MG Alba facilities.
The existing building was in a poor condition and after substantial repairs to the structure, the building was upgraded for use as MG Alba’s new reception as well as editing, workshop and meeting spaces; the CIMC to the first floor provides flexible rentable space in the form of ‘hot desk’ areas and meeting rooms.
The building has been designed to maximize light levels to the first floor spaces and to provide an appealing and practical working environment for varying group sizes. The streetscaping, car parks and adjacent building façade have all been upgraded to establish a media centre complex on the site.