We were delighted to receive completion photos for the new lecture and performance theatre at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Faversham, Kent.
The new theatre building has been constructed as an extension to the existing Sixth Form Centre and includes:
- Seating for up to 300
- A multi-use stage area
- State of the art sound, lighting and projection facilities
- Access to the reception, changing facilities and toilets in the Sixth Form Centre
- Extensive storage facilities
- High quality ventilation and soundproofing
- Double-height auditorium with mezzanine level
The new auditorium serves as a performance space for music and drama students, as well as a venue for lectures and speaking events. The building also provides a display area for exhibitions and a community space for local groups and performers.
The extension has been integrated with the Sixth Form Centre which was originally designed by architects Lee Evans Partnership and constructed in 2015.
The 2-storey extension is a steel frame construction with Durisol Woodcrete wall form units. These are a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to traditional methods of construction. The pre-insulated interlocking blocks are dry stacked together to form the walls, then in-filled with concrete to form a monolithic structural walling system. The award-winning wall form units are manufactured in South Wales from ‘woodcrete’ – a recycled cement-bonded wood fibre material.
Gyoury Self provided structural engineering for the project. The main design and build contractor was Kent Structures and the steel frame was fabricated by Southfield Structural Services.
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