The Terrace

Bauman Lyons Architects, Lincoln, 2008


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  • Rooftop photovoltaics help supply the building’s electricity needs    
  • Exterior, corner view    
  • View of public space created at the corner of Flaxengate and Grantham Street    
  • Different facade treatments    
  • Slate facade    
  • Glazed bridges connect the buildings. The Reglit helps to reflect the sunlight into the alley    
  • Facades with Cathedral in background    
  • The view up Flaxengate towards the cathedral. Panter Hudspith’s City and County Museum is on the right    
  • Workshop space    
  • Timber, glass and steel structure    
  • Meeting space    
  • Staircase    
  • Handrail detail    
  • Workshop    
  • Interior view    
  • The timber floor in the main circulation space    
  • Looking towards the slate building’s entrance area from the reception space’s mezzanine floor    
  • The reception space    
  • View from the reception space across the granite brick paved alley to the entrance arch    
  • Slate exterior    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • Fourth floor plan    
  • Roof plan    
  • Section A    
  • Section B - Sheet 1    
  • Section B - Sheet 2    
  • Section C     
  • Elevations - Block A    
  • Elevations - Block B    
  • Elevations - Block C    
  • Elevations - East and West    

Modern addition in a medieval context of three linked buildings, containing offices and workspaces for young businesses in the creative sector

The Terrace offers a number of managed office, studio and/or workshop units, on reasonable and flexible terms to small businesses and individuals in the creative industries sector.

Three gabled buildings connected by glazed footbridges at first floor level. In plan and height the central volume is the largest. The volumes are sized to fit into their context, the materials and placement echo it, with state cladding, brickwork and small alleyways between them. Two of the buildings are steel framed, and the third load-bearing brick.

The three buildings house 24 offices, 14 studios and 15 workshops. The Terrace is one of three centers Lincoln Council has part-funded to try and raise commercial development in the area.


  • Begun: Jan 2006
  • Completed: Jun 2008
  • Floor area: 2,960m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £4.4M
  • Tender date: Oct 2005
  • Procurement: JCT98 with Quantites and Amendments, Contractor Design Portion, for Local Authorities
  • CO2 Emissions: 44kg/m2/year
  • Address: Terrace Cultural Quarter, Lincoln, LN2 1BD, United Kingdom

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