• project title: Bristol Old Vic Theatre Redevelopment

  • location: King Street | BRISTOL

  • Completed: September 2018

  • Client: Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Trust

  • Project Manager: Orsa Projects

  • Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald

  • Architect: Haworth Tompkins

  • Structural Engineer: Momentum

  • Services Engineer: Max Fordham

  • Project Value: £9million

Bristol Old Vic is a theatre company based at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, the oldest continually-operating theatre in the English-speaking world which was built during 1764–66. The adjacent Cooper’s Hall was built in 1743–44. Together, they are a Grade I listed building.

Gilbert-Ash carried out partial demolition of the existing Grade I listed Coopers Hall building, creating new foyers and front of house facilities, connecting the existing building with the new, providing a new studio theatre, new backstage areas and offices and links to the existing auditorium and backstage areas.

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