Initially developed to be a temporary structure for a 24 month period, TheHub stood for just over 9 years and served as a central outdoor destination for the community, provided support for local artists and encouraged community engagement throughout the County Down area.
Offering a unique space for designers to express their work, TheHub was also regularly utilised by other community groups such as charities and voluntary organisations as versatile area suitable for any occasion.
Designed with a self-supporting and fixed aluminium construction, the full structure measured 20m in length, 10m in width and 6m in height and could be fitted with tables, seating or staging or accommodate up to 150 people. The sides were built with retractable panels which gave the option of more open or private event and a translucent roof material allowing for natural light to pass through.
In early 2023, TheHub was deconstructed to make way for a newly refurbished hotel in the area, however, the Ards and North Down Borough council have expressed their interest in rebuilding the facility at a new location in the future.