Through research, Anna McNiven found that the majority of brutalist buildings were either residential flats or big public buildings such as libraries and universities. She wanted to design a building that stood out from the site, Sheffield Train Station. Due to the site being an important access point for Sheffield, she wanted to create a public building that encourages and influences people to explore their creative side. The accessibility of the site made it the perfect location for this project to encourage a large number of people to take part and utilise the space
The building has 5-stories with many different creative levels, such as a gallery, library, and workshop and collaborative workspace. The shape and design of the building are deemed ‘stereotypical’ for a brutalist building as it expresses the form of the material through the way the floors are stacked upon one another.