The redevelopment of a new 420+ seat flexible theatre together with a space for young people and community groups, a new “Bistro” restaurant, café and bars, writers’ workshop, rehearsal space, and production workshops. The auditorium, in this BREEAM excellent project utilises assisted natural ventilation with the chimneys providing the stack effect.
The Hope Street elevation has a shutter screen with input from commissioned artists. The project has won a number of awards including a LABC National Award, the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize and was the 2016 CIBSE Building Performance Champion. Sylvia worked Client side as internal liaison with artistic company inc. direct reporting to relevant Board sub-committee and external liaison with design, construction and management teams. Procurement advice inc. Client-side coordination of Construction team procurement. Leading on delivery of public (ACE, ERDF) grant funding requirements. Supporting community consultation over the lifetime of the project.