Beeston Manor Arts, Nottingham

The oldest surviving house in Beeston, the Grade II Listed Manor was originally constructed during the C17 with additions during the 19th and 20th centuries. The project comprises replacement of an early 20th Century kitchen extension with a new larger kitchen diner and conversion and refurbishment of dilapidated outbuildings to form the Manor Arts School of Dance.

The new kitchen extension is modern in character, constructed of a steel frame with glass and brick cladding and a Zinc low pitched roof, the extension is concealed behind an existing brick boundary wall, making it invisible from the road. Sliding doors open out onto a South facing patio.

The dance studio includes a mirrored, vaulted room with sprung floor, waiting area, storage and toilets, plus additional activity room. The buildings required extensive refurbishment including underpinning of walls, damp proofing and new floors.