Matter

Pentagram Design

Location: London

Principal use: Music venue

Client: Fabric

Floor area: 3,949m2 (42,507ft2)

Design period: August 2007 – January 2008

Construction period: February – September 2008

Budget: Undisclosed but increased by 50 per cent as confidence in the venue grew and the business potential became apparent

Matter, a three-storied ‘Temple of Concrete’ stands independently within London’s O2 Centre (formerly the Millennium Dome designed by Richard Rogers in 1999). It is owned and operated by Cameron Leslie and Keith Reilly, the brains behind Fabric, a popular club that has recently celebrated its tenth birthday. The multifunctional space has a capacity for 2,800 people to listen to live music, take part in private and ...

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