Projects / Derby Quad

Derby Quad

Construction of a Visual Arts and Media centre in the heart of Derby, adjacent to the historical Guildhall. 


The new building houses two visual arts galleries, workshop accommodation for education and outreach programmes, along with an Independent Cinema, café/bar, retail units and an artist’s studio.

Image © Hufton + Crow
Image © Hufton + Crow

The Vision

To provide a high-quality mixed-use Arts & Media Centre - taking into consideration the cultural dynamic and the flexibility of spaces.

Our Role

We provided full project management services including mapping the brief with the client, assisting the client in the development of the business plan, establishing the communications plan and management structure, strategic direction and programming, management of a diverse range of stakeholders and monitoring progress and quality of construction the works.

We used the benefit of our extensive experience within the sector to work with the client and to develop the detail of the 11 separate business streams within this development. The importance and relationship between the various functions then formed the brief map, enabling the design team to begin structuring the use of space within the building.

Key Information

Derby City Council and Derby Quad
28,000 sq ft
FCB Studios
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Davis Langdon
Structural Engineer:
Adams Kara Taylor
M&E Engineer:
Max Fordham