Public Sector | Listed Buildings

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Client: Theatre Royal Wakefield
Project Value:  £760,000

Project Details

The completed project comprised of the construction of the new Centre for Creativity at Theatre Royal, Wakefield.

The building introduced a new entrance, a new public area and a bar. The main area could be split to form a smaller function room and a small performance area.

This extremely narrow and confined site in a city centre was built between the Theatre on one side and an occupied and live restaurant on the other and had stood derelict for many years.

The site had to be accessed from a narrow shared road to the rear. We had limited out-of-hours access to the front as this was the main road through the centre of Wakefield

The works included underpinning the building next door, groundworks, structural steel frame, curtain walling, roof and wall cladding, internal walls and doors, electrical & mechanical installation, floors and ceilings, drainage and external works.

The building was clad in Corten Cladding and had a metal deck and single-ply roofing. The groundworks were particularly complicated and involved several different levels, retaining walls and a large concrete fire escape ramp.

The main floor was a polished concrete floor that had to be protected throughout the scheme. We eventually connected the two buildings by breaking through into the theatre at several different levels.

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