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LEVITT BERNSTEIN ASSOCIATES

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SALWAY ROAD PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE AND THEATRE ROYAL, LONDON E15

The practice produced a masterplan for Stratford, East London, using the existing Grade II* Theatre Royal as a platform for an arts and entertainment- led regeneration. It is now working on designs for the theatre and a new performing arts centre.

The urban design concept is to create a new pedestrianised street of complementary facilities that link to the high street and adjacent shopping mall. The theatre, at present a small stranded building at the edge of an urban throughway, will be reintegrated into the fabric of the town centre using traditionally scaled street facades and informally shaped public spaces.

The performing arts centre will contain a 300-seat flexible auditorium, a 120-seat performance venue, multi-purpose space and studios. It will be located immediately adjacent to the theatre. The theatre is to have new back-of-house and remodelled front-of-house facilities.

Bold colours are proposed to code the uses of the development and enliven the views into the site from the high street, shopping mall and urban throughway.

The project is funded by the Arts Council and City Challenge.

CREDITS

CLIENT

London Borough of Newham

ARCHITECT

LBA: Gerry Boyle, Axel Burrough, Joel Cooper, Fiona Henderson, Lesley Hooper, Colin Muir, Gary Tidmarsh, Alex Hughes, Gary Jackson, Leif Larsen, Mark Lewis, Paul Moore, Bruno Sicomori

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Whitby & Bird

SERVICES ENGINEER

Battle McCarthy

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Bucknall Austin

THEATRE CONSULTANT

Theatre Projects

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

LBA: Mark Sumner, Jane Everitt

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