KSdesign involvement in this project started when the Isle of Man local authority made a vacant plot of land available to build a motor museum, to a client who wanted to house his extensive collection of cars and motorcycles.
In collaboration with a structural engineer, and under budget constraints, a 22m span pre-fabricated steel girders structure was devised to accommodate an exhibition space for 75 cars (6,000m2) and 150 motorcycles (1,000m2).
The building draws inspiration from car assembly factories and was designed as a fully operating museum, with a shop, cafe, staff rooms, offices and a repair workshop.
The local authority was particularly keen on softening the impact of this large building by adopting a traditional shop front appearance on the rear elevation.
KSdesign were involved in the RIBA stages of the project leading to planning submission.