Studio 144 shortlisted for Planning Awards for the best use of arts, culture and sport in placemaking

Southampton’s Arts Complex, Studio 144 has been shortlisted for the Planning Awards for the best use of arts, culture or sport in the placemaking category.

Designed by CZWG, Studio 144 is part of an inclusive, well-served and aspirational arts and cultural centre in Southampton. The 6,000 sqm of public arts space introduces two world class arts organisations, Nuffield Theatres Southampton and the John Hansard Gallery, together with media and film specialists City Eye, into the city centre for first time.

Situated within two buildings either side of a revitalised public realm, Studio 144 comprises new cafes, restaurants, and 38 Guildhall Apartments.

Southampton’s aspiration to develop the city’s cultural infrastructure with the creation of a Cultural Quarter has been delivered through this scheme, which has formed a key part in the transformation of the area.

The Planning Awards recognise excellence in both planning and placemaking. As well as recognising outstanding professional planning work, they also reward excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design, economic development, housing, regeneration, legal advice and environmental consulting.

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 4th June at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).