The publicly funded redevelopment of a Grade II listed theatre to improve access and theatre facilities as well as creating a second, flexible auditorium seating up to 300 people with new front of house facilities, additional rehearsal rooms and office space.
To promote, maintain, improve and advance education, particularly through the encouragement of the arts, including the arts of drama, mime, dance, singing and music. To reach a wider audience through the provision of an additional auditorium to offer a more varied programme to the local community.
As part of our role as project manager for the redevelopment, we assisted the theatre in preparing the master brief and provided advice on procurement. To ensure minimal disruption to the theatre, we undertook the works under ten separate construction contracts and planned the works around the theatre’s quieter periods. We also represented the theatre in discussions with the local authority and developer in relation to the adjacent Bond Street car park development site.
Belgrade Theatre was built in 1958 and was the first civic theatre built in the UK after the World War II. It remains one of the largest regional producing theatres in Britain.