The St. Stephen’s Project

This project sought to establish an adaptive re-use for a grade-A listed building in Edinburgh’s New Town, with an aim to secure the building’s future and enhance the quality of facilities provided to the local community, and by extension the wider city as a whole. Participatory design ideology was utilised to engage with and discover insights into the needs of the local community by means of regular digital focus groups.

The St. Stephen’s Project; a multi-media recording centre that specialises in hosting and recording live performances. The facilities available cater for live performances and events, live streaming and recording, music production, podcast recording, film and television audio production, and the education of the next generation of aspiring musicians and producers. The communal spaces allow for collaboration across media and projects. The space allows for long time residence and hopes to attract leaders in the field of music and audio production.