Ocean Studios

Ocean Studios involved the refurbishment of this Grade I* listed building ‘Factory Cooperage’ into a contemporary space including art gallery, art studios and workshops. The client, a community company, attained grant funding for the scheme in addition to private funds. The design, procurement and delivery in the setting of the historic Royal William Yard had many challenges: location, logistics, high heritage status, tight budget and an absolute programme completion date.

The client, their advisors (Ward William Associates) and architects (Gillespie Yunnie Architect) procured the scheme through construction management with a keen focus on the scheme’s development, costing, market testing and heritage requirements.