Harris Your Place First Look: No. 9
Welcome to the new Harris, where new spaces have been designed to activate curiosity, creativity and reflection. Prepare for a unique blended offering of library services visible amongst the art and history collection items.
Planning and Design of the rendered image by Ralph Appelbaum Associates.
At The Harris, we think that young people’s views matter, which is why we have created a multifunctional space designed by young people for young people.
We’re excited to share that No. 9 will be a place to reflect on feelings, emotions and thoughts freely surrounded by bright artworks and collection items handpicked by a panel of young people.
Arts and Culture provide the perfect catalyst to explore important themes such as: symbolism, body positivity, speaking out, confidence, sexuality, belonging, challenging the norm, mental health and wellbeing.
This brand-new area will try and accept what it feels like to be a young person and create a safe space to socialise and make friends.
Harris Your Place
Harris Your Place is a £16million project set to restore and reimagine the Harris for 21st-century audiences as a cultural learning space. The aim of this project is to protect the building and the architecture for future generations whilst enhancing accessibility options and positioning the Harris as a community hub for Preston and Lancashire.
The capital project is more than simply preserving this much-loved building; the Harris wants to ensure that it remains a vibrant heart of the community. A place where people want to spend their time.