The radical reworking of the Citizens Theatre buildings transforming the front of house space with a new street frontage and foyer space and new accommodation for a studio theatre, rehearsal, learning and events. The existing buildings to the rear will be refurbished to provide actor’s facilities, backstage areas and construction workshops.
Civil and structural design includes the design of the new accommodation to the south and west elevations comprising steel frame with precast concrete floors and piled foundations. Refurbishment involves strengthening of floors and creating large openings through existing masonry walls.
Due to the nature of the function of the building the structural design recognises the importance of the acoustic performance of the finished product. Phasing of the works to allow the theatre to continue with performances throughout the construction.
BENEFITS TO CLIENT:
The creation of a vibrant, unique and accessible facility which supports the breadth of work and ethos of the theatre.