Built Environment

We are at the heart of a creative village, inviting you to explore

The Bernie Grant Arts Centre is more than a building, it’s a whole creative village you can explore. Open every day of the week, the Centre is one of Tottenham’s most unique and welcoming spaces and we want more people to discover it.

Designed by architect Sir David Adjaye, OBE on the site of disused Victorian swimming baths, the complex melds contemporary architecture with historic features from Tottenham’s past.

Wander past the Grade II*-listed red brick facade facing the Green, home to the Cinema Lounge, to admire Paul’s Square and the grandeur of the main theatre building. Then pop into the Café & Bar, recently refurbished by renowned designer Morag Myerscough and artists Yemi Awosile and Luke Morgan, for a cup of tea or a bite to eat.

Tucked away behind the theatre building is the Enterprise Centre, where we house up to 20 creative small businesses, supporting the next generation of artists, designers, and makers.

 

SIR DAVID ADJAYE, OBE
Sir David Adjaye OBE is widely recognised as one of the leading architect of his generation. Born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents, his buildings include Oslo’s Nobel Peace Centre (2005), Rivington Place in Shoreditch (2007), the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (2007), and the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. (2016). Future projects include the new home of Harlem’s Studio Museum, the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art, and Ghana’s Cape Coast Slavery Museum.

 

MORAG MYERSCOUGH

Morag Myerscough  is one of the U.K.’s most prolific and influential designers. Past work includes the London Design Museum’s permanent exhibition in its new South Kensington home and interventions at the Barbican and the Tate Modern Switch House, numerous hospitals, schools, and other public buildings. Morag creates spaces where people love to spend time and when you see our Café & Bar you’ll understand why. This warm, colourful space has quickly become a popular hangout for artists and local people.