Theatre Foyer and workshop

Bill Greensmith Architects, London, 2011

 

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Erection of new foyer and workshop to existing theatre stage and auditorium

Incognito Theatre Group is a vibrant amateur theatre group with its own building in north London which it has occupied since 1948. It produces some six plays a year to award winning stand. Entirely voluntary funded the project was to build a new foyer, workshop toilets and lighting control box to replace a set of worn out ad hoc lean-too extensions.

Previously a lemonade factory the auditorium is an industrial Victorian building secreted, incognito, within an enclosed site to the rear gardens of surrounding terraced dwellings and adjacent to a local health centre and school playground.

The new extension is designed to be distinctly different to the existing building and from anything in the surrounding area. It is a faceted windowless form with cooper roof and walls making a clear distinction to the existing Auditorium which retains its original form and character. Disabled access and facilities internally augment the convivial space of the Foyer

The structure is a thin timber frame strutted externally to the workshop and internally to the foyer, plywood sheathed and copper tile clad.

Data

  • Begun: Oct 2010
  • Completed: Jan 2011
  • Floor area: 89m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £98,447
  • Funding: Voluntary
  • Tender date: Sep 2010
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: Rear of Health Centre, Holly Park Road, London, N11 3HB, United Kingdom

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