Our client, Mike Candler of Leicester City Council, wanted a building that would be a creative hub, kick-starting the redevelopment of the city’s St Georges Cultural Quarter. It needed to accommodate:

studios for artists and small businesses
conference area
meeting rooms
a yard for outdoor art events

He wanted it fast. We had just ten weeks to submit a planning application for the building and simultaneously to seek tenders from builders.

In this clip Ben Ravilious, who works at the Depot, asks Mike how they worked out what sort of building they needed.