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CCA Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts

Sauchiehall Street Building: Glasgow Venue, Strathclyde, Scotland, renewal design by Page\Park Architects

post updated 26 January 2024

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Sauchiehall Street Arts venue interior images Mike Stoane Lighting

CCA – Sauchiehall Street Arts Venue, Strathclyde.

CCA Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow

Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts Architects : Page & Park, an award-winning local architectural studio.

New images of this Sauchiehall Street Arts venue building added 18 Jun 2009:

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Sauchiehall St building photos © Adrian Welch

Location: 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD, Scotland, United Kingdom

Contact: +44 (0)141 3327521 fax +44 (0)141 332 3226 [email protected]

The Centre for Contemporary Arts is on the north side of Sauchiehall Street close to the Glasgow School of Art

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The refurbishment of the CCA Glasgow removed years of crude additions to reveal the original four ‘core’ buildings.

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Sauchiehall St Arts venue building photos © Adrian Welch

These are then connected by a series of independent exposed steel bridges which provide a promenade around the Centre for Contemporary Arts. This £6m Glasgow Arts Centre includes a cafe at ground level. The way the stairs and walkways cut through the existing fabric is visceral and a similar approach can be seen at Zoo Architects Tramway Theatre where new metal interfaces with old stone.

Centre for Contemporary Arts CCA, Glasgow
CCA Glasgow images © Adrian Welch

CCA Glasgow was formed within a Grade A listed Alexander Thomson building – the Grecian Chambers – following a three-year £10.5m lottery-funded refurbishment by Page & Park Architects. The complex has five performance spaces including a 75 seater cinema. It was established in 1992 at 350 Sauchiehall Street and the current building (re)opened in 2001.

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Sauchiehall St Arts venue building image Adrian Welch

The Centre for Contemporary Arts presents contemporary visual art, performance, film, dance, music, spoken word and club nights. There are five performance / exhibition spaces, an education space and space for cultural tenants.

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Sauchiehall Street cinema image Mike Stoane Lighting

The CCA is the Scottish equivalent of London’s ICA, Bristol’s Arnolfini Gallery or Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. It is both a leading contemporary gallery and a place to see art-house films.

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CCA Bar Entry image Adrian Welch

CCA Bar at Scott Street has an artist-designed interior by Jorge Pardo and a south-facing terrace. At time of writing the Bar has DJ’s every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Grecian Chambers – history about this Greek Thomson structure.

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Tempus is the name of the double-height café, an unsual glass-roofed courtyard for Glasgow. Off this space is the bookshop for CCA Glasgow.

Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts context : Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
GSA property photo © Adrian Welch


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