Studio 144 shortlisted for RICS Social Impact Leisure Award

Southampton’s Arts Complex, Studio 144 has been shortlisted for the inaugural RICS Social Impact Awards 2020 in the Leisure category.

Designed by CZWG, Studio 144 is the key landmark in Southampton City Council’s Cultural Quarter. The 6,000 sqm public arts space is accommodated within two adjacent landmark buildings, either side of a new street linking Guildhall Square with Andrews Park. In addition, 38 new Guildhall Apartments bring urban living to this part of the city.

The venue provides auditoria and performance spaces for Nuffield Southampton Theatres and new spaces for the John Hansard Gallery and City Eye. It has become a hub for small and medium enterprises, as well as the city’s student population by representing a new centre of development for creative skills including work-based training for local communities.

The RICS Awards showcase the impact our built environment has on people’s lives. They highlight excellence at a regional and national level, identifying the projects making a positive difference. The winners will be announced at the South East Awards ceremony on Thursday 11 June in Southampton.