Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School

CGI Image of new theatre

Students and staff at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Faversham, Kent can look forward to having a new lecture and performance theatre on site in the coming months.

Currently under construction, the new facility is being built as an extension of the existing Sixth Form Centre and will include:

  • 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
  • The new two-storey extension will feature a double-height auditorium with mezzanine level

CGI image of theatre interiorThe new auditorium will serve as a performance space for music and drama students, as well as a venue for lectures and speaking events. The building will also provide a display area for exhibitions and a community space for local groups and performers.

The extension is being integrated with the Sixth Form Centre which was originally designed by architects Lee Evans Partnership and constructed in 2015.

The 2-storey extension will be 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 – recycled cement-bonded wood fibre material.

Gyoury Self is providing structural engineering for the project. The main contractor is Kent Structures and the steel frame has been fabricated by Southfield Structural Services.

Construction is currently underway and the steel frame is in the process of being erected.


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