This multi-phase project involves the refurbishment of the main auditorium and front of house areas in this Grade 2 listed theatre, including complete replacement of the 900 seats and the main house stage sound and lighting installation. A further phase saw the replacement of the roof to the office block, prior to the installation of a Photo-voltaic cell array to allow the theatre to benefit from solar generated electricity. The last phase sees the refurbishment and expansion of the existing café / bar to create a destination venue with its own identity generating much needed additional revenue for the theatre.
Tandem have worked with the theatre since our inception and our people have delivered more than 10 projects for this client over the last 15 years. The theatre are artistic people who understand very little of the construction industry. They therefore place their trust in Tandem Projects to advise them at all stages of developments and to help them realise their aspirations for the continued development of the theatre. In this case, we first commissioned a detailed feasibility study to determine the best way for the theatre to generate additional revenue, and the works required to best achieve the aspirations. We then commissioned a full design team, managed the design process and procured suitable contractors for each phase of the works (over a period of 2.5 years.) Tandem continue to work with the Theatre providing professional advice and guidance, on such aspects as asbestos management, maintenance contracts and management of records.