Construction works on the Grammar School at Leeds Performing Arts Centre are continuing on site, with the superstructure in place and the roof, cladding and windows installed to make the envelope watertight. The scale of the 350-seat auditorium is now evident, with high-level catwalks and tiered seating decks in-situ. The fit-out of the ancillary spaces, including classrooms and the studio theatre, are also underway. The next phase of works include the installation of electrical services and the timber cladding to line the auditorium. Evans McDowall Architects are look forward to seeing this next stage of development, with finishes beginning to be installed.

Evans McDowall Architects have been leading the design team for this major project in collaboration with Thornton Firkin, Sleater & Watson, TheatreTech & SVM and are now working alongside the contractors Britcon Construction to deliver a fantastic new facility for the school. 

The project is due for completion later this year and we are very excited for the Grammar School at Leeds to be able to open their doors for the first performance. Students and visitors will experience a transformational refurbishment and extension of the performing arts space, with new entrance sequence, auditorium, studio theatre and teaching space.