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Ellis Williams Architects'£46 million Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead will open on 13 July. The scheme - which began as a private project by Dominic Williams before he joined Ellis Williams - has restored the exterior of the 1950s grain mill and completely redeveloped the interior. The sixstorey building now houses 3,000m 2of flexible spaces including galleries, artist's studios, lecture spaces and a library. The scheme also adds a new glass restaurant to the roof of the main building. A new-build, two-storey building sits alongside it to provide the main entrance.

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