beam - arts, people, places

Welcome to Beam

Beam is a company dedicated to the imaginative understanding and improvement of the public realm.

We aim:

  • To create better understanding about the importance of the arts and good design;
  • To make stronger connections between professionals and the public; and
  • To celebrate the arts and good design in places and spaces as a powerful contributor to personal, economic and community wellbeing.

Put simply our mission is…

To help people make great places — to live, work and play in.

Spotlight on...

Re-imagining The Orangery

The Orangery is one of Wakefield’s hidden heritage treasures and as the building’s manager we have an ambition to ensure it makes the most of its’ location, unique outdoor spaces, creativity and history.

We want to maximise opportunities for people to engage with and use The Orangery and have commissioned renowned Public Artist Jo Fairfax and Architect Tim Anderson of DLA Architecture to collaborate to imagine a new addition to the site reflecting the nature, heritage and future of The Orangery. An exhibition and talk is taking place on Tuesday 28 October, it is open to all and we’d love to hear your views on the ideas for this intriguing place.

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