Princess Alexandra Auditorium - Yarm Independent School

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Photography credit: © Martine Hamilton Knight

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

North East

Local Authority Area

Stockton-on-Tees

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Information about this scheme

This auditorium is the major component of the redevelopment of the Senior School at Yarm School. A double-height entrance foyer, maximising stunning views of the River Tees, connects the fan-shaped Performance Arts Centre with a fully flexible auditorium capable of seating up to 800 to a new riverside academic block containing classrooms and multi-use dance and drama group activities spaces. Flexibility of the Auditorium is achieved through the use of robust acoustic separating constructions and fully flexible specialist fit out equipment, such as telescopic seating, an acoustically separating sliding proscenium partition which divides the Auditorium and Stage Studio Theatre into two independent teaching spaces, and an orchestra pit elevator able to be set to various levels. The auditorium has been used by the school to host external musical and theatrical events, bringing culture to the school and surrounding town.

Credits

Architect/Designer

Associated Architects LLP

Applicant

Associated Architects LLP

Client

Yarm Independent School

Inclusive Design Consultant

( same as Architectural Services )

Interior Designer

( same as Architectural Services )

Landscape Designer

( same as Architectural Services )

Main Contractor

Miller Construction

Owner

Yarm Independent School

Project Manager

Lambert Property Solutions

Quantity Surveyor

Lambert Property Solutions

Services Engineer

LEDA

Structural Engineer

Shires Consulting

Primary Use Class

Class D1c - Education