Haworth Tompkins’ latest project at the Bush Theatre concludes the practice’s gradual transformation of the former public library building for performance use. The scope of new work includes a new accessible entrance, establishing a more distinct public identity for the theatre and connecting the reconfigured interior spaces more directly to the street and garden terrace. The internal additions comprise a new performance studio, enlarged foyer spaces, a rooftop rehearsal room, a new workshop and two dressing rooms.
As Project Director and Project Manager, Plann managed the project on behalf of the client from procurement of the design team through to completion on site. As the Theatre Consultants, Plann were responsible for the technical theatre installations and designed a new flexible modular seating system for the main performance space.
Project Director, Jack Tilbury
Project Manager, Jason Barnes
Theatre Consultant, Jason Barnes
Skelly & Couch
Gillieron Scott Acoustics
completed Mar 2017
seating capacity 150 (main theatre)
seating capacity 70 (studio)
project budget £4.3m
AJ Retrofit Awards 2017 – Cultural Buildings Shortlist
RIBA Regional Awards 2018 – London Shortlist