The Art House. Sector: Community. Value: £880k. Client: St Matthew's House Ltd. Shortlisted for SDA 2016. The Art House project had the vision of creating an Art-for-all facility in Sheffield's City Centre to promote wellbeing through creativity. We worked with them to develop St. Matthews House to fulfil this aim. The retained building on Carver Street was sympathetically renovated and altered to provide a mix of exhibition, studio and office spaces. A new extension was built, accessed from Backfields to finally make the building wheelchair-accessible and provide further airy studio spaces and a cafe. Glazed exhibition spaces link the two parts of the building. The Art House has become a popular centre in a very short space of time and the building, with its unusual flow of spaces and marriage of old and new, has been the source of some very positive feedback from client and users alike.