Orangebox Young People’s Centre was built in Halifax for Square Chapel Centre for the Arts and funded by the Myplace BIG Scheme. The centre links to the Grade 1 listed Piece Hall and sees the conversion and extension of two Victorian buildings, originally built to store fruit and veg. The completed extension includes a wide variety of facilities for young people, including a dance studio, recording studio, climbing wall, rehearsal rooms, advice and counselling support, roof level skate park and roof garden. The design navigates the complex levels dictated by the topography and variety of existing buildings whilst forming new […]



We’re delighted to have teamed up with CP Active, supporting the development of new services aimed at improving health and well-being in public places and spaces where we live, learn and work. By joining forces, our research in areas of health, activity and place-making will inform how buildings can be designed or modified to encourage physical activity. CP Active have undertaken significant research informing their programmes developed for large businesses, SMEs, as well as the public sector. The Design Council, for whom Gayle is a CABE champion, are also responding to the sharp rise in twenty-first century lifestyle-related diseases with their ‘Active by Design’ programme.  By […]